Principal Housing Enabling Officer
Six month temporary role. If you have sound experience gained in a housing development environment and you’re looking for a challenge, this is an excellent opportunity for you. Welcome to Basingstoke and Deane. Driven by fresh thinking and imaginative new ideas, we do things differently here. We go beyond expectations to nurture and develop our communities and our colleagues. We support each other and work together to achieve shared goals and excel in everything we do.
Acting as the key link between Housing and Planning services, you will be working to optimise the delivery of affordable housing in the borough, providing expert advice in relation to affordable housing enabling, delivery guidance and practice in both urban and rural contexts. This will include supporting the delivery of the statutory Development Control planning function service through the provision of technical advice and guidance.
Basingstoke and Deane is an area where demand for all forms of affordable housing outstrips supply, so your role will be essential in ensuring the range and type of new affordable housing provided best meets the needs of our community. You will be working closely with developers, registered providers, Homes England and other external agencies to optimise the early provision of housing for those in need, in line with the council’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy and adopted Local Plan.
A thorough knowledge and detailed understanding of current housing issues and professional practices is important, combined with excellent communication and team working skills. A customer-focused approach is also important, plus the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, business units, partners and stakeholders alike.