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Temporary Accommodation & Procurement Team Manager

Job Description

Temporary Accommodation & Procurement Service Manager
17.5 Hours a Week - 2 Days in Office, 1 WFH
Initially Office Based whilst Training

We are seeking a Housing Services Manager to oversee a Temporary Accommodation and Procurement Team. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Temporary Accommodation and Procurement Team and directly supervising the Senior Temporary Accommodation Officer, Senior Procurement Officer, Senior Access & Support Officer, the Supported Project Manager and Caretakers.
Your role will involve developing and implementing systems and practices to ensure that the service achieves performance targets and quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise staff within the Temporary Accommodation and Procurement Team, ensuring compliance with legislation, council policies, and best practices.
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategies to procure suitable properties for homeless clients, meeting statutory targets and housing needs.
  • Assist in formulating strategy, policy, and development for private sector housing.
  • Set priorities for the team's work, ensuring performance and customer care standards are met.
  • Collaborate with senior management to develop and implement new policies or frameworks in response to demands and government targets.
  • Develop and implement new procedures or practices for the team, considering legislative and accreditation requirements.
  • Effectively manage budgets and resources, negotiate with landlords, and evaluate information to identify solutions.
  • Represent the organization in meetings, presentations, and negotiations with stakeholders.

Essential Requirements

  • Good knowledge of current housing legislation related to homelessness.
  • Proven ability to manage budgets and resources effectively.
  • Strong negotiation skills for property procurement and landlord relations.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to analyse complex situations.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of multi-agency partnerships and team management.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload, including attending meetings and emergencies outside office hours.
  • Significant experience in front-line housing services and team management.
  • Track record of delivering high-quality customer-focused services and driving service improvement.

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