Acquisitions Officer

Location Redbridge
Discipline: Public Sector
Job type: Contract
Salary: £Up to £12 per hour
Contact name: Shona Inglis

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Job ref: RQ462260_1636016934
Published: 26 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Acquisitions Officer
£12 per hour
Full Time Contract

We are seeking a Acquisitions Officer to procure good quality properties of a suitable type, size and location across all private sector initiatives, and promoting private sector housing as viable option to service users who are facing homeless issues.

Main Responsibilities include:-

  • Acquiring temporary accommodation where prevention has not proved possible or suitable.
  • Working with private sector landlords, property standards colleagues and housing benefit to identify, develop and implement a range of new initiatives to increase the supply of private sector properties for households facing homelessness and in housing need.
  • Ensuring properties meet all current statutory regulations and local standards.
  • Marketing the various private sector initiatives to a wide range of landlords and letting agents.

Key Skills and Requirements include:-

  • Good knowledge of relevant housing legislation and guidance around homelessness and temporary accommodation, including housing benefit regulations.
  • Experience working within a private sector housing industry.
  • Experience of procurement of properties, including inspection, and negotiation with landlords in the private sector.
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation and undertaking/monitoring risk assessments and housing inspections.

For more information, contact Shona on 01615491999