Leasehold & Procurement Officer
An opportunity has arisen in the Leasehold and Procurement Section operating within the Council’s Housing and Regeneration Department for a Leasehold and Procurement Officer. You will be part of a small, friendly, and highly efficient team.
The team administers the contract procurement processes within the Department’s Housing Division and also processes requests for information from solicitors acting for clients who are in the process of buying or selling leasehold properties which they own, where the Council is the freeholder/landlord.
Summary of the post’s duties:
- processing pre-assignment requests, ensuring response within a tight time frame
- processing the tendering and letting of all construction consultancy and term contracts
- ensuring that records relating to major works scheme are maintained
- updating the Housing IT system with new ownership details, dealing with any anomalies and ensuring that the information held is accurate
You will have excellent time management skills to ensure that multiple deadlines are always met and have the ability to produce quality work with minimum supervision. The ability to utilise IT applications including the use of MS Word and Excel packages is essential, together with excellent communication, written, verbal and numeracy skills.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 17th July 2022
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 18th July 2022
Interview Date: TBC – there will be a test as part of the interview process.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including males.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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