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Acquisitions Officer

Posted on 17 November 2021

  • DirectorateBHCC: Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities
  • LocationBrighton
  • Salary£20,092 - £21,748
  • ContractFixed Term
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/600/18738
Positions available 1
Working hours 37
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Administration & Clerical
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

A fixed term vacancy has arisen whilst the post holder is seconded. The post supports the administration of the Acquisitions Team within the Temporary Accommodation and Housing Needs Service.

Fixed term for 12 months

For an informal discussion, please contact Ruth Robertson - Housing Options Manager on 01273 292676

About the role

An opportunity has arisen to provide administrative support to a team responsible for property, contracts and procurement within the Temporary Accommodation and Housing Needs Service.

A skilled administrator is required with a good knowledge of MS Office applications; use of databases and EDRMS tools; a good communicator who can liaise between landlords, tenants, contractors, support providers and other council departments in order to fulfil the council's statutory requirements as landlords.

The role will also involve payment of accounts, minute taking and a full range of office based administrative tasks.   


As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.


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