Procurement And Contract Officer

Job Details

Royal Borough Of Kensington and Chelsea are looking for an Procurement And Contract Officer o support the Procurement and Contract Management Team Managers in securing the continuous development, improvement, efficiency and success of the Temporary Accommodation and Resettlement department as a whole.



  • To assist with developing and delivering strategies, policies and programmes to ensure the effective supply and management of accommodation for homeless cases, with a strong focus on reducing levels of usage and promoting value for money.
  • To commission, procure, and manage the supply of accommodation, including temporary accommodation, direct lets, and private rented sector accommodation.
  • To successfully tender, evaluate and let contracts to providers, ensuring quality, value for money and compliance with the Council’s financial regulations and legal requirements, as well as those imposed by external agencies such as London Councils and the MHCLG.
  • To develop and maintain effective relationships with private sector landlords, local managing and lettings agents and owners of empty properties in order to secure use of privately rented properties for households in housing need in the Borough.
  • To carry out inspections of properties in order to assess their suitability for households in housing need, investigate persistent disrepair complaints and/or to take property inventories for those properties. This will include some properties outside the Borough’s boundaries.
  • To ensure the effective supply of accommodation for households in housing need and providing effective contract monitoring support. Contributing to the delivery of ad hoc accommodation-related projects, including tenancy audits, delivery of property decant programmes and new contract development

Payrate:£24.92 umbrella