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Property Administrator From £16,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Hodge Lifetime’s property team is responsible for the division’s property-related risk, which includes underwriting lending applications, monitoring of the property portfolio, resolution of problem cases and managing property sales.

We are currently looking for a motivated individual to join our property team, assisting with the smooth and efficient running of the department by providing proactive administrative support.

Your day to day duties will include:

  • Undertaking property administration of new business and top up applications, existing plans, property inspections and mortgage redemption cases, in accordance with company procedures;
  • Providing administration support for Property Sales regarding notifications, marketing, sales and completions, including preparing initial files for properties for sale, undertaking preliminary market research and maintaining records for each in-progress sale;
  • Liaising by telephone and email with customers or their representatives (financial advisors, executors/estates of deceased clients, relatives etc.) and relevant third parties (valuers, estate agents and solicitors etc.), ensuring service levels are met;
  • Producing weekly and monthly management information in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Keeping the departmental workflow systems up to date, scanning documents and recording the completion of each new piece of work promptly.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and able to manage their time effectively. With proven administration experience, you will demonstrate strong organisational skills, an eye for detail and the ability to work well as part of a team.

Ideally, we are looking for either:

  1. Relevant administration experience within banking or financial services; and/or
  2. Knowledge and understanding of property administration.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual and a fast learner, with the ability to become a subject matter expert and potential for the role to develop over time.

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Property Surveyor £28,000 per annum (dependent on experience) + company car

Doing the right thing is what we aim to do at Hodge. We are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and retirement markets.

Hodge Lifetime specialises in the retirement solutions market. Its core products are retirement mortgages, equity release and pension annuities.

Hodge Lifetime’s property team is responsible for the division’s property-related risk which includes underwriting lending applications, monitoring of the property portfolio, resolution of problem cases and managing property sales.

We are currently looking for a Property Surveyor with residential property experience and a proven understanding of the housing market, to join our team. The vacancy is primarily field-based covering a wide geographical area across the UK. A full and clean UK driving licence is therefore essential.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out various property condition surveys/inspections to identify any defects or maintenance requirements;
  • Recording inspection findings, escalating any problems or issues identified to the Property Manager for consideration;
  • Liaising by telephone, email and face-to-face with customers or their representatives (executors/estates of deceased clients, relatives etc.) and relevant third parties (valuers, estate agents etc.), ensuring service levels are met.

This is a technical role and requires the post holder to have excellent residential property/construction knowledge in order to conduct inspections in a methodical and structured way, with an eye for detail. You will be expected to demonstrate a familiarity with relevant rules and standards, as well as the ability to apply basic inspection techniques to identify common potential defects and understand the related implications.

Ideally, we are looking for a competent inspector/building surveyor with existing knowledge of residential housing from a background in either:

  1. a similar property-related role within financial services;
  2. local authority/housing association;
  3. building consultants/surveying firms.

You will have strong organisational skills, be self-motivated and able to manage your time effectively. In addition, excellent communication and the ability to be tactful in sensitive situations are important skills for this role.

A relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification in Building/Surveying is essential. The successful candidate will be encouraged to continue with their professional development. Financial support and study leave may be available.

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