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Property Sourcing Officer - North West

Job Req ID:  92668
Posting Start Date: 
Location: 

TBC, GB

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 

Property Sourcing Officer
 

Home based (Main office – Warrington)
 

£23,000
 

12-month Fixed Term contract

 

 

Under the Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract (AASC), Serco are responsible for the provision of properties for initial and dispersed accommodation requirements, for transportation to and from properties, and for a range of other services to support the welfare of asylum seekers. 

In the two regions for which Serco has been selected, the North West of England and Midlands & East of England (MEE) there are currently approximately 20,000 asylum seekers living in more than 5,000 properties. 

 

What you need to do the job

 

Experience of private and rented property sector preferably in a service orientated environment would be highly advantageous.

You’ll be a natural communicator, with great people management skills capable of communicating with a range of people at various different levels of the business.

Stakeholder management and the ability to influence and negotiate effectively to build great relationships with external clients such as Landlords and agents is essential, this will enable you to use and expand your existing network within the property sector to successfully secure new properties for Serco, and create a flow of properties to put forward to the AASC contract.

 

This will be done in line with matching the contract needs for the targeted area you will be focusing and building your network within, utilising a range of methods such as collating information from social media e.g. twitter, Instagram, Facebook and directly liaising with landlords, funding investors and agencies.

Its imperative that you have strong work ethic and resilience for this role in what is a highly pressured and fast paced working environment that will challenge but help to develop and broaden your experience and skills.

 

You’ll also have excellent organisational skills to enable you to prioritise and manage your workload effectively ensuring timescales and deadlines are kept.

 

Lastly, because of the nature of our work you’ll need to be able to pass a full security and vetting clearance process.

 

 

Why Serco

 

Meaningful and Vital work: The nature of our business means that you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives.

A World of Opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

Great People: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.

 

 

What we offer

 

  • £23,000 per annum
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Making a positive difference to communities, helping vulnerable people in need

 

 

About Serco

 

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

 

 

Apply

 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application.

Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

 

About Serco

 

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

 

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

 

Apply

 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. 

 

Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

 

We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

 

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