Housing Enabling Project Officer

Amersham, Buckinghamshire
£36,144 - £40,071 Per Annum
30 May 2018
17 Jun 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils have successfully embraced the challenges of modern government through taking a progressive partnership approach to offering services. We are proud of what we have achieved through our joint working and we are passionate about delivering excellent services to our customers every day and meeting the needs of our local communities.

Our staff survey results consistently tell us that our employees think this is a great place to work and that they are proud to work for the Councils. An Investor in People (IiP) Assessor commented that, "staff are incredibly positive about their work for the Council, committed to its success and have a high level of satisfaction".

Chiltern and South Bucks districts have some of the highest housing costs in the country. Both Councils are committed to securing more local affordable homes. We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable person to lead our work on delivering affordable housing opportunities across the two districts. You will have a pro-active and innovative approach to identifying, supporting and delivering opportunities to provide affordable housing. Your project management skills will allow you to lead and support a range of projects to deliver more affordable housing provision for local residents. With an extensive knowledge of housing policy and finance, development economics, the social housing sector and planning you will have the ability to evaluate complex information and provide clear analysis and guidance on issues and options to Members, colleagues and others. You will work closely with colleagues within the Council’s Housing, Estates, Planning and Legal teams and your excellent communication and negotiation skills will mean that you build strong working relationships with Registered Providers, housing developers and other stakeholders. A positive and practical approach will be essential to delivering this role in a challenging and changing environment.

For more information on this post please contact the Housing Manager, Michael Veryard, on 01494 732200.

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils offer a highly competitive total reward package that’s proven to attract, motivate and retain the best people. Benefits include: free parking; a flexitime scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a flexible working scheme. For more information on our benefits please take a look at our website: http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/employee_benefits

As an equal opportunities employer the council can offer a range of flexible work options and all applications and part time requests will be considered.

All applications must be made online by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button and completing the application form.

Please complete the form fully as there will not be an option for you to upload a CV. For any general queries please contact Human Resources on (01494) 732155 or email us at HR@chiltern.gov.uk.

Closing Date:  Sunday 17th June 2018

Interview Date: 27th/28th/29th June 2018

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