Job Title: Housing Negotiator
Employer: Pertemps Recruitment for Harrow Council
Contract Type: Temporary
Pay Rate: £17.40
Hours of work: 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday
Overview of a Housing Negotiator
Pertemps Recruitment Partnership are searching for an experienced Housing Negotiator to work on a temporary assignment for Harrow Council. Reporting directly to the Area Manager of Procurement and responsible for procuring PRS and PSL accommodation on behalf of Capital Letters' member Boroughs to meet their homelessness prevention and discharge responsibilities on a pan-London basis.
The Main Purpose of a Housing Negotiator:
" Negotiating and the procuring accommodation across London from the private sector market to meet Capital Letters' objectives, business plan and personal targets.
" Deliver a first class, one stop customer focused service for the procurement of good quality accommodation from a range of providers, delivering an economic, efficient, and effective service whilst meeting personal and organisational objectives and targets.
" Work with private sector landlords, letting agents, managing agents and other internal and external partners to identify, develop and implement a range of new initiatives to increase the supply of good quality accommodation to meet Capital Letters' business purpose and objectives.
" Proactively contribute to the development and continuous improvement of Capital Letters procurement procedures to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, value for money and delivery of an excellent customer focussed service.
" Responsible for the effective planning and delivery of accommodation procurement services to meet personal targets and deliver overall business objectives including proactively anticipating future needs and managing situations that arise.
About you, the successful Housing Negotiator will have:
" At least 3 years experience in this role
" Experience in private and or public sector procurement
" Property inspection experience and the knowledge to make sure that properties comply with current health and safety requirements
" Excellent communication skills, self motivated and very well organised
" For almost 60 years, Pertemps Recruitment Partnership have been the market leader in providing permanent and temporary staffing solutions and we are one of the most established players within the recruitment industry. The Sunday Times has listed us as one of the Best 100 Companies to work for 14 years running. We are not a big scary faceless company, quite the opposite: we strongly believe in the personal touch with everything we do. We are proud to be accredited 'investor in people' which is reflected across our business in length of service and career progression of our employees.
" Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406