Accommodation Procurement Officer
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Housing Options Accommodation Procurement Team
You will be part of a team that procures good quality accommodation so that the Council can meet and discharge its duties to homeless and potentially homeless households in accordance with relevant legislation. You will also be responsible for procuring accommodation for care leavers.
Your duties and responsibilities will be to work alongside Housing Officers, Through Care Services, the Children's Placement Team, Commissioning Services and other partners and stakeholders, ensuring that properties procured are affordable, suitable, and compliant in line with legislation and that inspections are carried out in a professional and timely manner.
You should have good negotiation skills and be able to provide high level expert advice to the different teams and stakeholders regarding property standards and costs associated with accommodation and any follow up work/recommendations following inspections.
It is essential that you have a driving license and you will be required to carry out inspections to void and occupied properties on a regular basis, which includes but not limited to temporary accommodation, commissioned services and hostel/hotel accommodation. Procurement and inspection of properties and establishments will be both in and outside of Tower Hamlets.
You should also have good experience of managing data and providing accurate and concise reports as and when required.
If you would like to have a confidential conversation about this role, please contact Sohid Miah email@example.com.
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.