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Temporary Accommodation and Procurement Manager

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

The Role

Can you see yourself playing an important role in leading the teams who manage temporary accommodation and procure private sector properties (prs) for homeless families across Richmond and Wandsworth?

If so, this is an exciting opportunity to work in our unique shared staffing  arrangement serving  both boroughs.

This key role is primarily responsible for ensuring the allocation and supply of cost effective, suitable temporary and settled accommodation to meet the Councils’ statutory homeless duties

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and innovative Manager who can lead three teams of temporary accommodation and procurement officers to deliver a high quality customer focussed front line service.


You will be a self-motivating manager with a record of success in service and staff management.

If you have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to lead and motivate teams in a very demanding front line service, we need you to apply.

For an informal discussion about the role Ghazell Nasir, Head of Housing Services on ghazell.nasir@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

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, compressed hours, job shares 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: Tuesday 25th January 2022

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 26th January to Friday 28th January 2022

Interview Dates: Tuesday 1st February and Wednesday 2nd February 2022     

Useful Information:

This is a fixed term role until 31st March 2023 and the working hours will be from Monday to Wednesday, 21.6 hours per week.

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

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.

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.

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.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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