Temp Property Negotiator – Housing / Accommodation Procurement

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Temp Property Negotiator – Housing / Accommodation Procurement
Catford, London
Interim Position

Lewisham 0006 5D9D / 1

Posted: 17th August 2022 16:16
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.52 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 8 months

  • Catford, London,

    SE6 4RU

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Property Negotiator – Housing / Accommodation Procurement

Job Ref: Lewisham 0006 5D9D / 1

Basic DBS required

Hybrid role /candidates must be able to undertake visits, inspections and meetings both in and outside the Borough

To be responsible for negotiating and procurement of good quality accommodation of suitable type, size and location across the private sector both Temporary and Private Rented Sector Accommodation, including Private Sector Leasing (PSL); Private Managed Accommodation (PMA); Council Letting Scheme (LLS); Nightly Paid (NP) for homeless households and prevention on behalf of Housing Needs and other Council departments to meet individual and business targets, raising early alerts on any procurement risks.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective implementation and administration of all new supply initiatives and contract administration ensuring effective planning, resourcing and delivery across the service.
  • Ensure effective monitoring of all service provider contracts to deliver the objectives required from various service delivery contracts and proactively anticipate future needs as well as reacting to situations that arise.
  • Deliver a first class, one stop customer focused service relating to the procurement of good quality accommodation from landlords, developers and letting agents demonstrating good practice, delivering an economic, efficient, and effective service whilst meeting local and corporate objectives and targets.
  • Actively contribute towards meeting annual budget targets and other local and corporate financial targets by procuring high quality accommodation that represents value for money.
  • Successfully promote and market key private rented sector schemes to landlords, letting agents, developers and other external partners, with ongoing high quality relationship management of all key stakeholders.
  • Provide a focus on quality, data integrity, governance, value for money, probity, compliance and good practice in relation to contract management and payments.


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


  • Experience working locally and of local agencies and key landlords.
  • Experience of providing an excellent level of customer care and customer service in a comparable customer service environment.
  • Experience of working effectively with private sector landlords and/or within a homelessness context.
  • Experience of successfully developing initiatives and schemes to provide housing opportunities for people in housing need.
  • Experience of Contract management in terms of performance and KPIs.
  • Experience of managing own caseload.
  • Experience of achieving performance targets and meeting departmental objectives.



  • Excellent current knowledge of private rented sector housing market and contracts, particularly the issues affecting private rented sector customers and landlords.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of the government’s welfare reform and its implications on the private rented sector. S
  • Knowledge of the main principles of running a successful commercial operation and delivering a first-class customer focussed service.
  • Knowledge of private sector housing law, health and safety rating system and other health and safety regulations (gas , electrics and energy efficiency) and legislation relating to the letting of private sector tenancies.
  • Knowledge of the services provided by the Council for households who are in housing need.
  • General knowledge of good property standards and common building problems.
  • An awareness of the financial implications of decisions and an understanding of the importance of prioritising value for money.



  • Excellent negotiating, influencing and liaison skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with a wide range of people and organisations.
  • Ability to be proactive and response and go the “extra mile”.
  • Ability to identify business risks at an early stage within the procurement process, alerting appropriate managers and developing possible solutions.
  • Ability to work with private sector partners and respond to the needs of that market as well as understanding how that fits with the requirement to meet housing need.
  • Commitment to the promotion of a homeless prevention approach.
  • Flexible, problem-solving approach to service delivery with a positive attitude to change and ability to identify opportunities and develop innovative housing solutions.
  • Ability to maintain databases and work effectively with IT systems.


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  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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Temp Property Negotiator – Housing / Accommodation Procurement
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