Property Acquisition Programme Director

Local Authority

Starfish Search are working with a local authority in London to recruit an Interim Property Acquisition Programme Director. The council is looking to purchase housing stock to support their homelessness responsibilities.

You Will:

  • Secure housing purchase at scale; to provide affordable housing for residents
  • Strategically aid the move from a reliance on the private rented sector to council stock ownership
  • Collaborate and join up efforts with colleagues across the council

You Will Have:

  • A knowledge of the national property market and how to access scale opportunities
  • An understanding of property compliance and standards issues for emergency, temporary accommodation and prs
  • An ability to work at pace to deliver solutions
  • High financial literacy and can produce viability and cost avoidance financial assessments
  • Strong negotiation skills and secure arrangements in a highly competitive marketplace
  • Private or public sector experience


As the role involves national procurement the working arrangements are flexible.  They are initially looking for someone for a period of 6 months.