The Role

We are seeking to recruit a Property Management Officer to join the team in a very busy and demanding position with responsibility for a portfolio of temporary accommodation including casework management of the client and for housing management and repairs.

You will be Responsible for the provision of a fully comprehensive housing management service to clients in directly managed temporary accommodation dispersed across and outside both councils. 

You will need to have skills and abilities to deal sensitively with homeless households and single vulnerable clients presenting to the Council as homeless.

You should have excellent negotiation skills as well as experience in both managing temporary accommodation. Applicants must be able to work in a pressured environment; ensuring they provide attention to detail whilst being able to meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision.

You must be able to demonstrate the ability to visit and inspect properties in line with Health & Safety Requirements and be able to specify void works required to bring a property back to a standard to be let.

You will have an understanding, commitment and ability to implement the Council’s Equal Opportunities policy.

It is desirable that you have access to a car or hold a current clean drivers licence.

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Stevens, Deputy Property Manager or Alicia Thompson, Property Manager on 020-8871-8846.

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 or part-time hours, term time only, 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: Sunday 2nd May 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 3rd May 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Useful Information:

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.

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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