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Acquisitions Officer (Affordable Housing)

Hays Property & Surveying
England, Essex
£150.00 - £300.00 per day + based on level and experience
Closing date
11 Dec 2020
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Acquisitions Officer (Affordable Housing) job on a 4 month temporary contract

Your new company
You will be working for an Local Authority who are based in the Essex region and will become an important part of their housing team on an interim basis to assist with the council's acquisition programme. These project's consist of the acquisition of affordable houses and bedroom units for the homeless with the idea of completion by March 2021.

Your new role

You will be leading on the council's housing acquisitions programme with an experience in social/affordable housing and will come from a housing assets, estate agent or surveying background. You will be working with local estate agents to identify suitable properties and will liaise with surveyors to obtain works estimates. You will instruct to undertake valuations and put together business cases for acquisitions as well as negotiating with agents to secure properties.

What you'll need to succeed
You will ideally need to have an understanding of the local housing market with a broad background in affordable/social housing. You will come from either a Housing, Assets, Development, Building Surveying or Estate Agent background. Strong communication skills and IT skills is also required to succeed in the post.

What you'll get in return

You will receive a competitive daily rate with the option of working remotely.

What you need to do now
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