Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Salary: circa £25,000
Wasps, Scotland’s leading artist studio provider, has a rarely available opportunity within our Property Team. This post is a permanent role to manage and maintain some of our properties as part of a team of Property Managers, looking after Wasps’ portfolio of 20 properties across the length and breadth of Scotland. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your property career while supporting Scotland’s largest cultural community - a network of professional artists, designers and creative industries. This post is supported by a Property Team, based in Glasgow, Perth and Inverness. The role will focus on Wasps’ east coast properties.
The Property Manager role will be focussed on ensuring a series of properties in Wasps portfolio is maintained and kept in good repair. Wasps has 20 properties across Scotland ranging in scale, condition and construction, housing over 1,000 artist tenants. The Property Manager will be an integral part of a team, led by the Head of Property. The role will require working closely with contractors to provide a high level of service to our tenants to maintain and repair the Company’s property portfolio. Wasps Head Office is based at The Briggait in Glasgow, however it is expected the main focus of the role will be on our east coast properties, including Edinburgh and Selkirk. The role may suit someone living on the east coast. Travel is required on a regular basis, so a driving licence is an essential requirement, preferably with access to a vehicle.
For full Job Description, including main duties and essential requirements, please download the Job Application Pack in the side bar.
To apply please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you consider yourself suitable for this position. Please include contact names, phone numbers and email addresses for 2 referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.
There will be a two stage interview process, due to COVID restrictions these will be conducted over Zoom which can be downloaded to a Mac/PC/laptop or Smart phone.
Applications should be submitted by no later than 5pm on Friday 27th November 2020, by email to: Stuart McCue-Dick (Executive Director – Corporate Services) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions should be titled: Private and Confidential ‐ Job Application Property Manager
For initial discussions regarding the role please contact Samuel Richardson (Head of Property) at email@example.com
Wasps has been supporting the arts community in Scotland for 43 years. We have grown to become one of the UK’s largest studio providers and home to Scotland’s largest cultural community. We currently house 1,000 visual artists, 35 arts charities and 33 creative businesses, from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Islands. Their work in turn touches the lives of thousands of people across Scotland and beyond.
In addition, our activities support the regeneration of many deprived communities across Scotland. We redevelop redundant, historic buildings into beautiful facilities for artists and creative industries, improving the physical appearance and economy of the communities in which they are located.
Wasps also delivers a range of arts enterprise activity including exhibition, workshop and residency opportunities, along with professional development support for our creative tenants, delivered across our eight galleries and three residency spaces.
Our plans are exciting! We recently completed Phase 1 of Inverness Creative Academy with Phase 2 onsite and due to complete in summer 2021. Perth Creative Exchange, our 20th property, was completed in November 2019 and we are letting spaces there presently.
These projects between them will deliver over 60 new studios for artists and space for 30 creative businesses. We also have a programme of property upgrades and energy efficiency initiatives planned as part of our five-year Business Plan (2018-23) for our existing estate. The studios across our estate remain above 90% occupied with small amounts of movement managed in any quarter, a position we seek to maintain.
Wasps is a not for profit social enterprise and we are fully self-funded for our core operation from rental income. Key to our long-term future is the successful management and maintenance of our estate, ensuring our buildings remain fit for purpose and continue to provide safe, secure and inspiring spaces for our artists, makers and creative industries to work from. The Property Manager role is key to ensuring we achieve this.