Senior Affordable Housing Supply Officer

13 Mar 2018
02 Apr 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

About Croydon

Croydon is expanding fast, not since the 1960s has the borough seen the pace of change and growth that is now being experienced. With £5bn of investment to be completed over the next few years we are orchestrating a new Westfield Shopping Centre, a new cultural hub, major transport infrastructure; including new rail and tram investment, new offices and commercial space and thousands of new homes. Planners are central to delivering our regeneration by facilitating new well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.

Croydon is a naturally ambitious and innovative council, with initiatives such as the Growth Zone; a business rate retention funding model, our world class Place Review Panel, a trail blazing Suburban Intensification SPD as well as leading in Development Management best practice through our ‘New Ways of Working’ – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for saying yes to high quality sustainable development that supports business growth and responds to local needs.

Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we need people with excellent communication skills, a desire to find solutions and the ability to work in teams without hierarchy. We constantly seek creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead and bring investment to Croydon. 

If you like the sound of a role where ambition and potential is nurtured, Croydon is the place. Opportunities like this only come along once in a generation and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for our borough’s residents and businesses alike.

About The Role

Croydon’s award winning Spatial Planning service is looking for a Senior Affordable Housing Enabling Officer. The Council has just adopted a new Local Plan with ambitious targets to deliver higher levels of affordable housing on developments across the borough. In order to do that we need a Senior Affordable Housing Supply Officer to build up our relationships and negotiate with registered providers and developers. In the role you will get to shape our new affordable housing enabling service. 

If you would like to take on the challenge of helping Croydon to realise its ambitions to deliver more affordable housing then applications for the role close at Midnight 2nd April 2018. 

We also promote professional membership of the RTPI (or related) and cover the associated costs. 

For an informal discussion please call 020 8726 6000 and ask for Steve Dennington (Head of Spatial Planning) on Ext 64973.

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Closing date: 2nd April 2018

Equalities & Safeguarding Statement

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

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