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Accommodation Procurement Officer

  • Job reference: RLC473
  • Location: Gosport, Hampshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Sales
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Job description: Job title: Accommodation Procurement officer
Location: Gosport, PO12
Start Date: June 2020
Contract Type: Ongoing Temporary Contract
Weekly Hours: 37 hours per week
Work Pattern: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Other notes: A full UK driving License and access to own vehicle is required (mileage to be expensed)

Job Purpose

*Develop opportunities to access private rented sector accommodation, including direct lets, property purchase and private leasing schemes.
*Develop creative, bespoke housing solutions for those currently sleeping rough and for those ready to move-on from supported housing.
*Research examples of housing solutions that work nationally for rough sleepers and share best practice models.
*Work closely with the local Outreach Workers, Complex Needs Navigators and the local authority housing teams to understand the needs of those requiring housing assistance.
*Work with the local authorities to provide monitoring information to Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
*Negotiate with private sector landlords and agents to identify accommodation suitable for rough sleepers.
*Develop a suitable advertising campaign to attract private sector solutions.
*Match the needs of rough sleepers and ensure accommodation is affordable.
*Ensure properties meet appropriate legislation in terms of the conditions and in respect of all statutory safety checks e.g. Energy Performance Certificate
*Help to set up tenancies including all associated paperwork e.g. tenancy agreements, inventories
*Manage and maintain relationship with landlords and provide support as required

Candidate Profile
*Excellent negotiation and mediation skills particularly in terms of developing relationships with landlords/agents and tailoring your communication to the different groups of people you will be working with.
*Excellent literacy skills as you will be required to actively promote and market private sector accommodation procurement initiatives to landlords, letting agencies, and other providers.
*An awareness of welfare benefits especially housing benefit, universal credit and local housing allowance rates and how this impacts on the affordability of private rented accommodation.
*Sensitivity to the issues of people who have been rough sleeping
*Knowledge of housing and property law, especially rules relating to housing conditions and security of tenure.
*An understanding of the priorities of landlords and agents when letting homes
*The ability to identify opportunities and develop innovative housing solutions

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send you CV now for consideration.
If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Ryan at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or send an E-Mail to ryan.curwen@servicecare.org.uk