Property Sourcer

Birchwood | Purchasing

Property Sourcer

Contract: 12 Month Fixed Term

Base Location: Warrington, Hybrid 3 days in Office

Salary: £27,000 per annum + Commission 

Hours: 37.5


Here within our Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract (AASC) we focus on assisting individuals through the asylum system, ensuring that vulnerable asylum seekers have access to the support they need along with a safe standard of accommodation. 


Due to extensive growth within the contract, we are expanding our Property Sourcing Team and are looking for someone with the drive and passion to make a difference to Social Housing. Ideally, you will come from a background in sales and or property (ie Estate Agency Sales/Lettings/Portfolio) and you will enjoy working as part of a team, where you will identify and procure accommodation of the appropriate volume for AASC.

Key components of this role include;

Searching and identifying prospect properties. To establish and maintain landlord, investor and agent networks, liaising and negotiating with Landlords, Agents and Investors to promote the Serco Lease and Serco Property Standards. To manage properties through the pipeline to the point they are available for occupation.

You will use your extensive knowledge and strong organisational and planning skills to ensure delivery of accountabilities including:



  • Work with local Agents, Landlords and Investors to make them aware of the type and volume of properties that the AASC Contract requires
  • Build personal network in the areas to create a flow of properties to put forward to the AASC Contract (matching the Contract's needs), forging strong relationships with property providers
  • Meet with potential landlords to discuss property requirements and identify prospects
  • Complete/check the required paperwork/forms for the property (including EPC, proof of ownership, planning permissions, meter readings, Local Authority Building Control applications and other related documentation.)


What you'll need to do the role


First and foremost, you must have extensive experience in sales and or property sector/market.

It is essential that you have proven sales and negotiation experience.

This is a critical, demanding role where you will utilise your sound commercial and business awareness to understand the context in which the business operates


This role requires a CRB (DBS) clearance.


Finally, you must have a valid UK drivers licence and you will be expected to travel to events on occassions.




Why Serco


A place you can make an impact - With approximately 20,000 asylum seekers and more than 5,000 properties you'll be delivering an essential service that touch people's lives.


A place you can count on - 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.


A place for you - 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


  • A chance to earn commission on top of your salary
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco benefits package - includes cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • Serco ShareSave- - where employees can own a part of the company and invest in their future.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Flexible / agile working




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. 

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. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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31/07/2024 01:18:00
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