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Senior Procurement Officer Housing

  • £250 - £350 per day
  • Central London, Greater London
  • Posted: 24/05/2024
  • Contract
  • Job Ref: 176ProcureMay24

Job Details

Senior Procurement Officer
Sector: London Borough Council
Area: Allocations & Lettings (Housing Management)
Reports to: Property Procurement Manager
Responsible for: Direct line management of six Officers
Interim: 12 weeks with potential extension
Day rate: c £250.00 - £350.00 per day Umbrella

London Borough Council seeks a seasoned Senior Procurement Officer in Housing Management. This crucial role involves driving the Property Procurement Strategy with a keen focus on financial efficiency. For this role you will need demonstrable experience working in procurement within the Housing Sector coupled with experience leading a team of procurement officers and ensure legal, ethical, and accountable service delivery and compliance with all legislation and health and safety regulations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Team Leadership: Oversee recruitment, induction, training, and work allocation for your team.
  • Efficiency and Compliance: Ensure all key performance indicators are met, with strict adherence to health and safety and legal standards.
  • Stakeholder Management: Handle inquiries and complaints, prepare reports, and liaise with senior management and external agencies.
  • Legislative Expertise: Maintain up-to-date knowledge of housing laws and advise on relevant changes.
  • Strategic Development: Contribute to the Property Procurement Strategy and Temporary Accommodation (TA) Reduction Programme.
  • Project Management: Assist in managing accommodation schemes, including inspections and operationalisation.
  • Financial Oversight: Monitor and validate payments, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Fraud Prevention: Work with the Corporate Anti-Fraud Service to investigate and address landlord fraud.
  • Procedural Adherence: Follow Council procedures for HR and performance management.
  • Housing Scheme Development: Develop and manage housing schemes, both within and outside London.
  • Representation: Represent the service at relevant forums and ensure compliance with statutory changes.

This role demands a highly organised and proactive individual who can balance strategic development with day-to-day management, ensuring the council meets its housing targets efficiently. If you have the skills and abilities required, please submit your CV for immediate review.

Interviews to take place ASAP with a view to a start thereafter.