Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Crisis is committed to ensuring that people with lived experience of homelessness are involved in developing and delivering our services.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team to help resource suitable and sustainable accommodation for our members to move on to in ending their homelessness.
As Housing Procurement Officer, you will create successful relationships with social and private landlords to maximise the supply of suitable homes across the Liverpool City Region for our members. You will work alongside the Merseyside team to identify appropriate matches of tenants and properties.
The post holder will work in conjunction with Client Services and Best Practice colleagues to inform and shape best practice in securing affordable, sustainable homes for our members, and support its adoption across Crisis.
To be successful in this role you will have an excellent understanding of the Liverpool City Region rental housing market along with an understanding of both the needs of social and private landlords and the barriers and opportunities faces by people moving out of homelessness and into housing. You will have experience of sourcing and procuring properties and the ability to negotiate and broker agreements effectively. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of issues affecting homeless or vulnerably housed individuals along with a commitment to empowering individuals with complex needs.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
- Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
- Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8% (subject to annual increase)
- 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
How to Apply
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.
If you need to request an application in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team, contact details can be found on our website.
Closing date: Sunday 21st March 2021 (23:59)
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th March 2021
We value diversity, promote equality and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.