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Job Details

  • Posted:

    Tue Mar 13 19:46:50 2018

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  • Location:

    Milton Keynes

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  • Job Type:


  • Work Shift:

    Full-Time Weekdays

  • Salary:

    £42500.00 per annum

Estates Manager

Estates Manager

Field Based role

Salary: Circa 42,500 + Benefits.

Domino’s is recognised as the UK’s favourite pizza company. Its expertise and passion for delivering fresh handmade pizzas has earned us numerous awards and the loyalty of millions of pizza lovers nationwide.

With a growing, mainly leasehold, portfolio of over 1,100 stores in the UK and Ireland, our Estates Managers are responsible for the estate management of these assets for both Domino’s and its franchisees. It is the Estate Managers role to protect these property assets and to allow our franchisees to be able to trade from them cost effectively. The Estates Manager will work with the Head of Estates, landlords, managing agents, external advisors and the company’s franchisees, both planning ahead and reacting to property issues as they arise.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Look after the interests of the Company and its tenants with the effective management of its property portfolio. This will involve reacting to issues such as landlord’s notices and repair problems as they arise; to making sure we pay the correct property charges on time and every time; to planning ahead and securing agreement to renew leases or to execute lease breaks.
  • Proactively plan, secure agreement to and deliver lease renewals, lease variations and rent reviews in a timely and efficient manner with our professional advisors and franchisees.
  • Ensure that all property agreements are correct and take responsibility that an information input by the Estates Assistants onto the Company’s property database is accurate.
  • Provide advice on leases and estates matters to the Company and its franchisees. Instruct and manage solicitors and other external professionals to properly manage landlord notices and other legal property matters.
  • Organise and conduct annual estate reviews with franchisees, bringing lease events and other property matters to their attention and seek to reach agreement on actions required to both develop and protect their store portfolio.
  • Check and approve all rent demands and other property charges before payment, seeking supporting information and reconciliations where appropriate. Approve rent runs and funding requests, ensuring we are both paying and collecting the correct sums.
  • Be responsible for the lease termination process including legal notices, surrenders, effective lease breaks and dilapidations with landlords, franchisees and external professionals.
  • Hold our external professionals including solicitors and surveyors to account, to ensure they deliver accurately, on time and to the highest standards
  • Build good working relationships and manage estates issues between our landlords, their advisors and our franchisees.
  • Work with the Head of Estates and external professional suppliers to ensure that reporting is comprehensive, accurate and timely.
  • Work and communicate effectively with other members of the Estates Team, the Property Team and other departments in the Company.
  • Assist the Head of Estates in developing and training the Estates Assistants to provide more support to the Estates Managers and as potential future successors.

Knowledge and experience;

  • Previous experience in an Estates Manager role in retail or leisure, ideally with responsibility of managing tenant and franchisee relationships.
  • Experience of managing external consultants including lawyers, rent review surveyors and other property professionals.
  • Experience of personally managing a leasehold portfolio of over 500 properties over a large geographical area.
  • Ideally at least 2 years post qualified


  • MRICS or FRICS and a degree level qualification in Real Estate.


  • Good IT skills, with the ability to learn and utilise standard software and specialist packages.
  • To be able to work alone and on own initiative as well as within a team.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.

For the right person Domino’s will provide the opportunity to develop skills and experience with a market leading brand along with a competitive salary and great benefits such as company pension, private medical and dental, discretionary bonus, free parking and of course - discounted pizza!