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Temporary Accommodation and Procurement Officer

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Wandsworth, London (Greater)
£31,869 to £38,616 per annum
Closing date
7 Nov 2021

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Corporate Services, Procurement, Housing, Housing Associations
Job role
Contract Type
Full time
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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; 

  • You will allocate temporary accommodation and ensure agreements are signed with tenants for all Temporary Accommodation types, in accordance with Richmond and Wandsworth’s Temporary Accommodation policy, guidance and procedures.
  • Providing appropriate information, advice and guidance to vulnerable applicants with a focus on managing customer’s housing expectations.
  • Ensuring properties are allocated and agreements signed with tenants as quickly as possible so that void turnaround times are kept to a minimum.
  • Setting up tenancies and accounts for the properties allocated.
  • Carry out home visits to clients in temporary accommodation. 

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, compressed hours, term time only, job shares 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.  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 7th November 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 8th November 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Useful Information:

There are 3 positions available for this campaign. Two are permeant and one is fixed term. Please let us know in your application if you are applying for a permanent role, fixed term role or either.

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.

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.

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 anonymous.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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