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Senior Leasehold and Procurement Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

We require a principal officer to manage two small teams of officers who carry out a diverse range of duties relating to the ownership of land held by the Council as a Housing authority and the general functions of the Leasehold Services Section. The teams manage post sales landlord functions, including the processing of:

  • requests from leaseholders to carry out structural alterations;
  • statutory requests to extend leases;
  • requests for access and compound licences and agreements over housing land to facilitate private developments;
  • the investigation of title deeds to resolve issues relating to land ownership rights and boundary disputes; and,
  • the management of pre-assignment of lease enquiries.

The postholder will provide advice to housing management officers on issues which arise concerning land ownership matters and supervise a team of officers who undertake pre and post tender major works procurement functions.

You will need to have a wide ranging knowledge of legal interests relating to land ownership, including freehold, leasehold, easements and licences and the ability to deal with issues relating to land ownership within a local authority setting and particularly in relation to land held by a local authority as a residential landlord. Staff supervision experience would also be desirable.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include Compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

For an informal discussion please contact Liz Parrette, Leasehold and Procurement Manager on 020-8871-8466.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Shortlisting Date: TBC

Interview Date: TBC

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. 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. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

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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