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Accommodation Procurement Officer

  • Job reference: LMCWF001
  • Location: Waltham Forest, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: A client in Waltham Forest are recruiting for an experienced Accommodation Procurement Officer to join their team on a temporary basis to be responsible for negotiating and the procurement of good quality accommodation of suitable type, size and location across the private sector to meet the Council's duties to homeless households.

The Role
This Accommodation Procurement Officer role will be responsible for negotiating and the procurement of good quality accommodation of suitable type, size and location across the private sector to meet the Council's duties to homeless households. These includes accommodation for use as emergency / long term / discharge of duty.
To procure accommodation if required for use by other Council services responsible for the provision of accommodation to customers meeting qualifying criteria (i.e. care leavers, `no recourse to public funds' households, etc.)
To ensure all properties acquired comply with property standards and statutory requirements and are as cost-effective as possible in line with Pan London Rates as applicable.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Accommodation Procurement Officer role, you will require experience of working with rough sleepers and/or vulnerable adults. You will need to understand the cohort and the barriers to accommodating them.
Due to the vulnerable nature of the service users you will be working with, you will require an Enhanced DBS and having one on the update service will be beneficial to your application

The Contract
This is a full time Accommodation Procurement Officer, working 37 hours per week until the end of March. The role could potentially be extended, subject to funding being received
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send you CV now for consideration.

Referral Bonus
If this Accommodation Procurement Officer role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.
If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.