Dublin Simon Community: Property Acquisitions Manager

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Minimum job requirements:

  • 3rd level qualification in real estate management, development, economics or similar.
  • + 5 years experience in a property related profession.
  • Associated with Society of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Knowledge of the Irish Property Market and social housing legislation and policy.
  • Excellent IT skills (excel, word and other MS Office Suite programmes)
  • Experience in client representation for acquisition, including development sites from inception to completion
  • Knowledge of property regulatory and compliance requirements, with the ability to source acquisitions
  • Experience in working with key industry professionals such as architects, surveyors, etc.
  • Critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Experience in developing strong relationships, with the ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Client-focused, organised, thoughtful decision maker, with demonstrated project management skills.
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to lead and motivate others, whilst being respectful and professional.

Preferred job requirements:

  • Prince 2 Qualification.
  • Passion for helping people, with the ability to work in an agile environment with a problem-solving attitude.

All applications will be screened for eligibility using the essential qualifications, experience and skills outlined in the job specification. Only those applicants who possess the required essential criteria will be progressed to the next stage of the selection process.

About the job:

As the Property Acquisition Manager, you'll represent clients in property acquisition / leasing of residential units in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan. You’ll report to the Head of Property. You'll co-ordinate search, negotiation, funding, due diligence, consultant, legal, partnerships and stakeholder management from inception to completion, in line with organisation strategic direction, appropriate policies and procedures.


  • Identify and source new property opportunities in line with organisations strategic direction, ensuring value for money and security of tenure for clients.
  • Liaise with the organisation to understand their property needs, provide advice on solution options and develop property briefs
  • Assessment of options ensuring high quality of accommodation, value for money and suitability of accommodation for client profile.
  • Assist with financial modelling of funding streams for each acquisition, considering capital Assistance Scheme, Capital Advance Leasing Facility and Private Finance.
  • Manage funding applications to private lenders, local authorities and donors
  • Project management of acquisition process, including budget, timeline, due diligence, stakeholder management and handover process to the Development Manager
  • Develop partnerships with private and public organisation to ensure collaboration and partnership in delivery.
  • Develop pipeline of delivery of property in line with Strategic Plan.
  • Negotiate and manage leasing contracts with public and private landlords.
  • Collaboration and knowledge sharing with stakeholders, including other Housing Associations, Local Authorities, Department etc.
  • Represent the organisation on sub-committees such as Irish Council for Social Housing or other appropriate committees that will directly benefit the organisation.
  • Co-ordinate or support colleagues in new and existing projects as required.

About us:

At Dublin Simon Community, we are passionate about making home a reality. Our aim is to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention, addiction treatment, emergency response and other targeted interventions, through advocacy and partnership. If you share our values and want to make a difference also, come talk to us at Dublin Simon Community. We’re looking for client focused, friendly and adaptable people to join our team. This standard is achieved by organisations that have best practice Human Resource Systems in place, particularly in the area of staff training and development, communication, and staff involvement in the decision making processes in the organisation.

Please note, shortlisting will be in progress throughout the period that the vacancy is live, so you may be called for interview and/or the vacancy may be filled before the closing date.

Note: The duties listed in this job description are not exhaustive and you may be expected to perform other duties, as are reasonable, in the course of your work with Dublin Simon Community.

Apply for the position
Application due date: 28/04/2019
For queries relating to this position please telephone (01) 635 4800


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