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Assistant General Manager for Co-working office space

Runway East

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Join Runway East and help reinvent the modern workspace as our dynamic Community Manager

Overview

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£30000 - £33000

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Brighton United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary:
Runway East is not just an office space provider; it's a vibrant community reshaping the workplace experience. With locations in London, Bristol, Brighton, and Birmingham, we offer flexible, fun, and collaborative environments for teams from 1 to 100. Our members enjoy perks like dogs on demand, social events, and wellness support. As a B Corp, we're committed to making a positive impact on the planet and its people. Join us in an exciting post-Covid era where the demand for flexible working solutions is skyrocketing.

  • Role Summary:
    • Lead operational excellence and customer service at your site.
    • Ensure seamless member move-ins/outs.
    • Conduct troubleshooting, site checks, and member engagement.
    • Maintain high operational scores and site presentation.
    • Develop community initiatives that foster member connections.
    • Manage sales pipeline to maintain occupancy.
    • Oversee a Community Associate and ensure smooth site operations.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Minimum 1 year as a Team lead/Manager in Co-working or hospitality/events.
    • Proven track record of managing teams and delivering results.
    • Business-savvy with excellent people skills and customer focus.
    • Ability to troubleshoot operational issues with a positive attitude.
    • Attention to detail and initiative to complete tasks.
    • Charismatic communicator with a customer-centric approach.
    • Comfortable with sales and negotiations.

Read 'A Day in the Life of a Community Manager' to get an insider's view of the role. Runway East celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

  • Benefits:
    • Salary: £30,000 - £33,000 based on location/experience.
    • 31 days of holiday plus birthday off.
    • Private health & dental, half-price gym, therapy sessions, mental health days, Bike2Work scheme.
    • Personal growth budget and access to learning resources.
    • Frequent company outings and an annual team trip.

If you're passionate about building communities and creating exceptional workspaces, apply now and become part of the Runway East family!

Elevator Pitch: The Company. Us. Runway East.

Did you want to grow up and work in a boring office? Us neither. At Runway East, we've been on a mission to destroy boring offices since 2014, in whatever size, shape and form they take. Since launching, we now have 9 buildings in London, Bristol and Brighton with soon to be our 10th in Birmingham and more in the pipeline. At Runway East, we offer unique flexible office space for teams of 1 - 100 to work in, enjoying everything from dogs on demand to our famed Friday drinks trolley or cake Wednesdays. 

Our team enjoys a bunch of great benefits and unrivalled perks. But more than that, they truly care about each other — and we work to support everyone’s wellbeing. We are a B Corp listed company and think it’s important for our team to give a damn about its impact on the planet and its people.

Runway East has a strong brand, passionate customer base and most importantly, a product that members genuinely love. Post-covid the way of working was been flipped upside down, and the demand for flexibility has been greater than ever and take pride in being able to offer just that.

Elevator Pitch: The Job. What to expect.

Even though our sites are open to members 24/7, our Site operations team (You!) are only expected to be onsite Monday-Friday from 08:30-17:30, including an hour lunch break.

As a Community Manager (that's what we call our Assistant General Manager's) of one of our sites and the team, you will play the lead role in delivering a daily high-standard operational experience at your site. You will elevate our member experience through delivering exceptional customer service, ensuring engaging and regular communication at all times. This will include ensuring members moving in/out experience being slick and effective for both members and RWE.

Whilst no two days are the same, your key responsibilities will revolve around:

  • Operational excellence, troubleshooting any building; system or member issues and resolving them quickly with our troubleshooting process. 
  • Maintaining excellent member experience, through performing regular site checks, member check ins and actioning feedback or issues as they arise.
  • Keep the site, kitchen areas, communal areas and toilets clear, clean and lovely for our members
  • Ensuring that operational scores are high on our "Member Happiness Guarantee"
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Runway East processes and procedures, and implement them effectively and consistently. 
  • Ensure and facilitate Front desk management during the building’s set business hours (08:30-17:30) and being an on-site point of contact for members when needed.
  • Ensure hospitality points and meeting rooms are in top nick at all times - tea points; kitchen areas and meeting spaces.
  • Ensuring site is "Tour Ready" at all times to meet, greet and show round potential members all we can offer.
  • Develop community initiatives to create connections between members. Use their feedback to implement ways to improve our space and community.
  • Managing a Community Associate and effectively delegating tasks to ensure the smooth running of the site at all times. 
  • Maintaining Occupancy through your sales pipeline, touring prospective members, holding retention conversations with existing members and cultivating relationships both within Runway East and the surrounding ecosystem.

Requirements

Who You Are: 

  • Will have worked as a Team lead/Manager within a Co-working or hospitality/events background for a minimum of 1 year
  • Managed a team in some capacity and driven results through measured results.
  • Business savvy and driven to succeed, love working with people and building rapport with customers
  • Drive - you solve the operational issues of your site efficiently (wifi not working) and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty in the process. You’re not afraid to challenge systems/processes to make them more effective as we grow.
  • Detail - you appreciate that the small things are often the things that matter the most. You take initiative and ownership to see things through to completion. If it needs doing, you do it.  
  • Resilience - you love to troubleshoot and solve problems with a positive, can do attitude. You’re eager to take on new challenges. 
  • Charisma - you are engaging and love to connect with others, your self-awareness helps you intuitively and proactively solve customer challenges. You’re a problem solver who goes out of their way to help people - always
  • Commerciality - not only are you comfortable with selling and negotiating, you understand that our members = our business, and you are focused on supporting their needs. You’re excited to build a customer-centric career.  

Read ‘A Day in the Life of a Community Manager’ to learn more about the role 

We see the good in everyone. We celebrate our differences.

We keep community at our core, and we know that a community can only thrive when it is diverse and inclusive. We welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences, whatever your race, religion, status, sexuality, gender identity, age, appearance or disability. There is no set blueprint for a Runway East team member. What matters to us is your spirit.

Benefits

What About the Money?

£30,000 - £33,000 depending on location/experience

Anything else?

  • Office days and Hours! Mon - Friday 8.30 - 5.30pm
  • Time Off 🤸  31 days including bank holidays plus an extra day for every year you’re at RWE. We also give you your birthday off (because no one should work on their birthday)
  • Wellbeing 🧠 Private health & dental insurance, half-price gym membership, access to Spill (which offers video therapy sessions through Slack), mental health days & a Bike2Work scheme
  • Contribute 🌎 assign two workdays per year to charitable work with Matchable
  • Learning & Development 📚 £150pa personal growth budget, access to Learnamp (a curated platform of learning resources), regular lunch & learns
  • The Usual Suspects 👍 -  paid sick days, compassionate leave, enhanced parental leave for long-service and life insurance
  • RWE outings 🎉 - we love organised (and not so organised) fun, culminating in an annual team trip (Barcelona, Alicante, Rhodes, and Vilnius to name some past trips!)

You can find out more about our values and perks here.

Fired up by what you’ve read so far? Hit apply, we want to meet you.

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