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Careers

 

 D.J. Alexander offers excellent career opportunities based in our Edinburgh and Glasgow city centre offices. Please send your CV with a covering email explaining why you feel you should be considered for this role to careers@djalexander.co.uk.

 Please see our available roles below 

  • Maintenance Co-ordinator
  • Debt Recovery Administrator
  • Painter & Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Experienced Media/Press Officer
 

MAINTENANCE CO-ORDINATOR

D J Alexander one of Scotland's largest and most respected property management companies are now recruiting for a Maintenance Administrators to work in our fast-paced office in Easter Road, Edinburgh. Reporting to the Property Maintenance Manager the overall purpose of this role is to manage the day-to-day property administration.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Telephone and email requests from tenants.
  • Liaising between tenants/landlords and contractors
  • Recording and instructing work orders to contractors
  • Obtaining quotes and dealing with insurance claims.
  • Organising annual safety certification checks.

Experience/Skills:-

  • Experience of repairs and maintenance
  • Basic knowledge of Health & Safety compliance
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Strong administration and coordination skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Pro-active 'can do' approach
  • Good team worker and player,
  • Excellent time management, organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Professional and presentable
  • Reliable, flexible and friendly
  • Enthusiastic

To apply please send your CV to careers@djalexander.co.uk


DEBT RECOVERY ADMINISTRATOR

D.J. Alexander Accounts Team is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations for our letting business to ensure all rent payments are collected and paid to our clients. As well as this, the department undertakes a number of supplementary processes prior to the beginning and end of each tenancy.

We are looking for someone with very good organisational skills, who is an excellent communicator and can work well under pressure while dealing with the general public.  A confident people person with previous office administration experience is essential, with good attention to detail.

While Property Management experience is not essential, it is preferable and will make the transition for the successful applicant easier with some sector knowledge.    

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:-

  • Managing the communication process with tenants in rent arrears, by phone, email to ensure payments are collected in line with tenancy agreements.
  • Update system to record cases of rent arrears and liaise with all parties, landlords and tenants to ensure both parties are aware of agreed payment plans or next course of action.
  • Create reporting for Team Managers and Department Heads to track open cases, highlighting cases based on tenant responses.
  • Arrange weekly review meetings to discuss next steps.
  • Arranging door step visits for Property Managers to discuss arrears with the tenants.
  • Raising cases with the Housing & Property Chamber First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and attending any case management discussion where required.

To be considered for this position, candidates must have the following background and skills:

  • Previous experience of working in a credit control/collections/debt management environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work in a fast paced, busy team environment
  • Experience of hitting individual and team KPI's targets
  • Good level of IT skills.

To apply please send your CV to careers@djalexander.co.uk


PAINTER & DECORATOR

We are looking to add a full time painter/decorator to our expanding property maintenance trade team. The company requires candidates who can deliver excellent organisational and people skills to work independently and also within an existing well organised and motivated team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and hard-working candidate with a ‘can do’ attitude. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, presentable and hard working with excellent time keeping and reliability.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake a range of painting tasks, to meet client requirements
  • Ensure Health and Safety regulations are complied with at all times
  • Ensure a professional image is presented at all times
  • Apply paint and other finishes like varnishes and stains to a variety of surfaces including wood, metals and plastics
  • Surface preparation, masking, mixing and clean-up
  • Using a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces

Working as a painter you must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:-

  • Safe operation
  • Workplace safety including working at heights
  • Safe lifting and handling procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Highest regard for service quality
  • Able to manage time and prioritise work effectively both for area of responsibility and personally
  • Approachable and friendly demeanour
  • Have a pleasant customer service manner and a “can do” attitude
  • Have the ability to work diligently, independently and responsibly
  • 3 years’ time served
  • Full clean driving license and Own Tools

For an experienced candidate we can offer:

  • A company van and uniform
  • Salary of £18,000 - £20,000 depending on experience
  • Hours 8.30am – 5pm Monday – Thursday, Fridays 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • A company smart phone and IPad

To apply please send your CV to careers@djalexander.co.uk


ELECTRICIAN

We are looking to add a full time Electrician to our expanding property maintenance trade team to to undertake electrical services, including EICR’s (together with Remedial works), PAT testing and installation of smoke detectors.

The company requires candidates who can deliver excellent organisational and people skills to work independently and also as a team player within an existing well organised and motivated team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and hard-working candidate with a ‘can do’ attitude

Skills and experience:

  • Qualified electrician: 1 year
  • Relevant electrical qualifications to carry out EICR's & PAT Testing including 17th  Edition Regulations
  • Good communication skills both written and oral.
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience of residential electrical repairs and maintenance
  • Good IT skills.
  • Full clean Driving Licence

What we will offer you:-

  • Hours 8.30am – 5pm Monday – Thursday, Fridays 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Company vehicle
  • Company Phone and IPad
  • Salary depending on experiance £26,000 - £28,000 per annum.

To apply please send your CV to careers@djalexander.co.uk


EXPERIENCED MEDIA/PRESS OFFICER

If you are a Media/Press Officer experienced in orchestrating earned media campaigns ideally in a commercial environment.  You are looking for a fulfilling and challenging new position and huge growth prospects in a company undergoing significant transformational change.  You are a self-motivated team player who likes to be ahead of the game and relishes working under pressure.

What the job involves

Based in Edinburgh, you will be responsible for helping to promote our exciting new brand in order to achieve enormous growth.  You will develop and manage the execution of earned media campaigns at UK national level, working in collaboration with senior staff and our external creative agency.  This is a chance for you to play a pivotal role in our massive business transformation.

We need you to:

  • Develop, plan, coordinate and manage earned media campaigns
  • Write and coordinate press releases and articles
  • Arrange and organise events, interviews and press conferences
  • Advise senior staff on responses to the media
  • Attend press conferences and interviews with senior staff
  • Organise the production of relevant collateral
  • Contact journalists to engage them in press releases
  • Answer enquiries from journalists
  • Monitor media coverage and prepare regular evaluation reports
  • Proof-read and if necessary rewrite articles and media statements
  • Network with journalists in order to foster good relations with the media
  • Respond to the media during crisis PR events or negative incidents

Your key skills:

  • We expect you to have a number of years’ recent experience working on earned campaigns
  • You must have excellent written and spoken English, and excellent presentation skills
  • You will have good interpersonal skills and the ability to persuade and negotiate
  • You must be resilient and be able to handle criticism from external sources
  • You need to have an eye for detail and a strong sense of the need for consistent and standardised messaging
  • You are likely to have at least an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as English, journalism, media studies or public relations, but we will consider candidates with appropriate skills and experience
  • You must be able to work quickly, under pressure and to changing deadlines
  • You must have a current legal right to work in the UK

What we will give you:

  • A competitive salary dependent on experience plus other benefits
  • The chance to grow within our rapidly expanding business

To apply please send your CV and evidence of your right to work in the UK to careers@djalexander.co.uk

 

If you cannot see a vacancy suited to your experience please send your CV to careers@djalexander.co.uk for future consideration.

All applications will be treated confidentially.