- Are you looking for working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance?
- Do you want to be part of a closely-knit team that are supportive of each other?
- Do you have excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines?
We have a unique opportunity for a Leasehold and Procurement Officer to join a small, friendly, and highly efficient team in the Leasehold and Procurement Section, operating within the Council’s Housing and Regeneration Department.
Who we are:
We administer process 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, and also contract procurement processes within the Department’s Housing Division.
Undertake general administrative duties within the Leasehold and Procurement Section as directed by the Senior Leasehold and Procurement Officer.
- Process pre-assignment requests, ensuring response within a tight time frame.
- Process the tendering and letting of all construction consultancy and term contracts.
- Ensure that records relating to major works scheme are maintained.
- Update the Housing IT system with new ownership details, and deal with any anomalies to ensure that the information held is accurate.
- You will have excellent time management skills to ensure that multiple deadlines are always met and the ability to produce quality work with minimum supervision.
- You will be IT literate and utilise IT applications including the use of MS Word and Excel packages (essential), together with excellent communication, written, verbal and numeracy skills.
- You will be keen to learn as training will be provided.
How to apply?
Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0208 871 8825 or [email protected] to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.
Why choose us?
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include 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 are also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: 5th January 2019
Shortlisting Date: 5th January 2020
Interview Date: 24th January 2020
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.
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.