As with many other Boroughs in the capital, tackling homelessness is a high priority. The Temporary Accommodation Procurement Officer will be required to source new business to increase the supply of properties based on the demand by building relationships with landlords, agents and developers.
You will be joining a busy and hardworking team during a time of transformational change where every day offers an opportunity to make a positive difference.
We are looking for a committed individual with strong communication and excellent negotiation skills. We invite people who share our passion, commitment, and enthusiasm;
- Are you a strong communicator with excellent negotiation skills?
- Able to set and achieve personal targets that make an impact on team performance and efficiency?
- First rate problem solver and able to use own initiative?
- Give advice Landlords advice in line with legislation?
- Able to be communicate effectively with a range of people, particularly landlords?
- Able to deliver excellent customer care skills with an ability to mediate and resolve challenges?
You must have access to a vehicle or be able to use public transport and carry out property inspections in line with current guidance and law.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home (depending on service needs), compressed hours and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. (delete as appropriate) We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 15th August 2021
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 16th August 2021
Interview Date: TBC
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including males.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
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