Private Sector Initiatives Officer
Salary range: £30,930 - £32,637 p.a. inc.
Contract: 12 Month Fixed Term
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre
We have an increasing demand for accommodation to meet our statutory duty for homeless households in Brent
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Focusing on increasing the supply of suitable accommodation for our clients, you will be expected to engage and negotiate with private sector landlords and agencies to meet our demand to enable the Council to discharge its housing duty to our customers. Supporting and building relationships with the landlords to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction and tenancy sustainment is vital.
About the Role
The role requires a hardworking, motivated and passionate individual who has a passion for property and extensive negotiating experience. You will conduct viewing/surveys to contribute to the Accommodation Strategy and Business Development. A good knowledge of housing market and homelessness as well as Housing, Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) qualification is essential.
Closing Date: 4 January 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Basic’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.
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