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A London based council are recruiting for a Property Negotiator, to negotiate and procure various forms of accommodation in order to prevent homelessness or to fulfil The Council's statutory duties for eligible clients, at the best price, cost effective and value for money to the Council. To source accommodation for the client group that is both suitable and affordable that complies with legislative requirements, preventing legal challenges. To record and monitor service delivery issues and complaints as they arise to implement correct processes to address and remedy issues as appropriate.The RoleYour key duties within the role will include:-To procure various forms of temporary accommodation including emergency accommodation, to meet the needs of homeless clients to whom the Council has a statutory responsibility. -To procure private rented accommodation as a homeless prevention measure, as a means of discharging duty for clients accommodated in temporary accommodation, and assisting moves for welfare benefit cap affected households to affordable accommodation.-To carry out planned and responsive visits to emergency accommodation within timescales of placement made, and annually with suppliers to ensure procurement of both good quality and suitable accommodation.-To carry out check out visits to private rented placements having provided deposit/bond to broker a move, to minimise payouts on claims.-To provide a landlord/agent sustainment role for placements made into the private rented sector to ensure tenancies are maintained to minimise the need for formal action being taken, ultimately ending in eviction. -To maximise procurement opportunities in line with procedures to demonstrate best use of financial resources to reach an optimum portfolio mixThe ContractThis is a contact starting 24th February up to 23th May 2019, working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.Why work with Service Care Solutions?-An exclusive range of Social Housing vacancies across the UK-Free DBS processing-Provider of Housing staff to over 200 local authorities and 100 Housing Associations.-Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email-£250 referral bonus if you refer a successful candidate and they complete a probationary periodHow to ApplyIf you wish to apply for the role, please send over a copy of your CV to Jason Thomas at Service Care Solutions (Jason. thomas @ service care. org .uk) or feel free to call Jason on ##### ######.