Temporary Housing Procurement Officer

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Temporary Housing Procurement Officer
Contract / Temporary

Greenwich RQ648319

Posted: 4th August 2022 17:07
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.08 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


    SE18 6HQ

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Housing Procurement Officer   

Job Ref: Greenwich RQ648319   

DBS required (level TBC)

To be responsible to the Senior Housing Procurement Officer  

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To undertake casework in relation to service users of the Disability & Home Improvement Team. Casework may be carried out via a range of means of communication including home visits.  
  • To ensure that private sector properties offered to service users are suitable for their needs, enabling the Royal Borough to discharge its duties under homelessness legislation.  
  • To manage and prioritise an allocated private sector housing procurement caseload, identifying and reducing/managing risks, exploring the most effective method of progressing cases and co-ordinating with other stakeholders, as appropriate. Such casework may include, but need not be limited to; maintaining records of the condition of inspected properties and re-inspecting as required; recording deposit guarantee payments; advising relevant teams regarding tenancies ending; working to bring empty properties back into occupation and negotiating with landlords on their future use; processing applications; preparing associated documentation and generally ensuring that effective client support is maintained.  
  • To allocate and check work of the administrative staff who support their function  
  • To produce statistical information and run reports to allow the effective management of budgets, performance indicators and other outputs.  
  • To provide information to the Senior Housing Procurement Officer on available accommodation and feasibility of acquiring accommodation for specific households.  
  • To proactively locate and identify empty properties and undertake activities to bring them back into use. Providing owners of empty properties, the public and others with information and advice on the means to bring empty properties back into use, including advice on legislative requirements; planning, building control, environmental health and housing, and eligibility for funding for repairs and/or improvements. To manage cases through the empty property policy, including; enforced sale, compulsory purchase order and Empty Dwelling Management Orders. To liaise with Environmental Health and Building Control as necessary.  
  • To review and monitor action taken to return empty properties to residential use and report progress on the empty property strategy on a regular basis to officers, members and other interested council departments.  
  • Assist the Senior Procurement Officer in the day-to-day management of service budgets, ensuring that orders and payments are properly authorised, accurately recorded and monitored, and that resources are effectively managed within budget limits. To assist with the development of actions to limit, maintain or increase commitment, expenditure or income as appropriate. To be responsible for meeting service performance targets.  
  • To assess the amount of deposit bond that the client is entitled to claim, ensuring that office procedures and specified regulations are followed 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Knowledge of homeless legislation 
  • Must have experience of working in the private sector or housing in the private sector 
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Able to meet targets 


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Temporary Housing Procurement Officer
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