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Acquisitions Officer - Ilford

Job Title: Acquisitions Officer - Ilford
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Ilford
Salary: £12.92 - 12.92 per hour
REF: PM922580
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Acquisitions Officer – Ilford (Temp Vacancy)

Pay Rate: £12.92ph

Full-Time (37 hours)

Job Purpose:

  • Procuring good quality properties of a suitable type, size and location across all Redbridge Council's private sector initiatives, and promoting private sector housing as a viable option to service users who approach the Council facing homeless issues.
  • Acquire temporary accommodation where prevention has not proved possible or suitable
  • Acquisitions will range from individual properties, hotels or hostels, through 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
  • Work with private sector landlords, property standards colleagues and housing benefit to identify, develop and implement a range of new initiatives to increase the supply of private sector properties for households facing homelessness and in housing need. Being involved in the development of a strategy to market the private rented accommodation scheme administered by the Housing Centre, consulting with landlords and make recommendations for continuous development and improvement of the service provided.
  • Visiting new properties with the landlord to discuss the details of the private rented accommodation schemes, the expectations of the Authority regarding the letting, and answering the landlord's queries.
  • Ensuring the property meets all current statutory regulations and local standards
  • Market the various private sector initiatives to as wide a range of landlords and lettings agents as possible, using all available tools and methods of communication to meet individual and team procurement targets. 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 sector accommodation To lead on the corporate procurement of temporary accommodation for other services (for example
  • Adults and Children's services) through the dynamic purchasing system (DPS) and other options


  • To establish links with property providers nationally in order to maximise opportunities for the procurement of properties for Redbridge residents.
  • To monitor the acquisition of properties from the private rented sector.
  • Analyse data from a variety of sources to identify acquisition opportunities within private rented sector.
  • To contribute towards the development and achievement of the annual business and service plans as well as policies and procedures to ensure that the service is effective, efficient and of a high standard. To assist the Acquisitions Team Leader to promote any new schemes developed with both property suppliers and prospective tenants.
  • Maintain a database of all landlords who have enquired into letting their property to the Council and e follow up and encourage them to supply properties. Maximise the conversion of properties from initial enquiries through to lettings. To pre-inspect properties when necessary, and ensure that the managing agents/landlords comply with the requirements of lease or management agreements.
  • Ensure effective implementation and administration of all new acquisitions, initiatives and contract administration ensuring effective planning, resourcing and delivery across the service.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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