Job Description

Our client, a nonprofit housing institution established in 2004, offers affordable transitional and communal housing in Johannesburg's inner city and Cape Town - fully accredited by the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA). They are currently recruiting for a Housing Manager to Join their team based in Cape Town.

Job Purpose:
Rent collection and management of vacancies. Management of client relationships. To oversee the maintenance management of the buildings and the grounds. Management of visiting stakeholders, staff, and service providers.

Client Services Management
  • Manage vacancy levels in the buildings by assisting prospective tenants, facilitating viewing of vacant units, sourcing new tenants, and conducting information and leasing workshops.
  • Manage the rental collection process by distributing rental statements, reviewing arrears reports, following up on tenants in arrears, distributing arrears letters, and implementing credit control procedures
  • Manage and facilitate the intake and exit process for new tenants, including welcoming and inducting them, discussing house rules, and completing take-on snag lists with both new and existing tenants while also managing the tenant exit process
Service Provider Management
  • Review the performance of relevant staff and service providers such as cleaners, maintenance personnel, security, garden services, refuse removal, and MES, by conducting meetings and providing feedback on their performance
HR / Staff Management
  • Identify, recruit, interview, and select suitable candidates for vacant positions on site; induct, train new staff, and facilitate the probation period process.
  • Conduct performance appraisals, derive action plans to improve performance, identify training opportunities, conduct disciplinary processes when required, motivate teams, and hold weekly meetings
Maintenance and Security
  • Review overall maintenance and security of the building, liaising with the maintenance manager on identified concerns
  • Address maintenance requirements reported by tenants by investigating work needed, requesting work orders, attending to minor maintenance, overseeing the in-house maintenance team, and reporting on service provider performance
  • Manage the building's condition by inspecting the premises, identifying concerns, investigating and reporting security or maintenance incidents, and ensuring the cleaning team is well-equipped and trained to maintain cleanliness
  • Complete weekly and monthly reports accurately and on time, attend meetings with Internal Influencers.
  • Process and send all documentation to the head office
Social Climate Management
  • Review the social climate in the building, address minor social issues, and refer them to the MES social worker when necessary
  • Report any major social issues and encourage tenant participation
  • Address tenant behavioral issues promptly, issuing warnings as needed for violations of house rules
Qualification and Requirements:
  • A minimum of a Grade 12 is required
  • At least 2 years building management is required
  • Experience in maintenance is required
  • Well versed in English and Afrikaans (Speak, read, write) - a third language proficiency will be advantageous
  • Strong personality and trainable
  • Strong people management skills
  • Problem solver
  • Must be present and willing to help always
  • Must reside on the premises (2 bedroom flat will be provided)

Salary: Market related

Working hours: 08h00 - 17h00 Monday to Friday (Core hours); must be flexible and available outside operational hours if required.

Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 202655 subject heading or email body.

Surgo (Pty) Ltd will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity (EE) and is committed in maintaining diversity in its’ appointments. Surgo (Pty) Ltd, therefore also encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within three months upon submission, you can assume your application was unsuccessful and we encourage you to reapply. Please note that as a registered member of APSO, Surgo (PTY) Ltd. does not hold applicants accountable for any application fee.

Your CV will be kept on our database for us to contact you should any future vacancies become available. If you do not wish for us to keep your CV for any other positions, please email


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Full-Time Regular
Cape Town Western Cape
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