experience in PRS and Temporary Accommodation acquisition
knowledge of welfare benefits and benefit cap
The Housing Solutions Service is under increasing demand to provide good quality
accommodation for the provision of temporary accommodation under Homeless
Legislation and private sector properties to help prevent homelessness.
This is a specialist role that will be at the forefront of the prevention of homelessness, and
at the cutting edge following the introduction of the Homelessness Act 2017.
Acquisitions will range from individual properties to blocks or estates, some acquisitions
are likely to be complex, involving requirement to assimilate understanding of a wide
range of complex service issues, with council and external requirements, including
compliance with financial and procurement requirements, Statutory legislation and
governmental performance indicators.
To deliver an efficient, high quality and customer focussed service for a diverse client
group including high numbers of vulnerable and disadvantaged households.
To achieve targets to procure properties in the private rented sector for the council to use
for temporary accommodation, homelessness prevention, or discharging a housing duty.
To lead on the prevention and relief duties in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act
2017 by ensuring that customers are rehoused in suitable and affordable private rented
To lead on the corporate procurement of all temporary accommodation for Adult and
Children’s services, Housing and Modernisation the Mental Health service.
To develop acquisition initiatives to meet the requirements of the service, including
increasing supply of properties, contract management and monitoring, mobility and
relocation, with pan-London and regional partners where necessary.
To be responsible for contract liaison with managing agents and individual landlords in the
acquisition of leased accommodation.
To foster partnerships for working with the Corporate Procurement Service in the
development of schemes for the acquisition of properties.
To identify cost effective opportunities to acquire accommodation in the private rented
sector taking into account, the cost to the service, welfare benefit legislation and rental