Garden Communities Co-ordinator
This is an exciting role where the successful candidate will support the Governments garden communities programme. The role requires engagement at different levels with a range of stakeholder and an understanding of project delivery. The successful candidate will help support delivery of the government’s ambitious programme of large scale quality garden communities across England. Homes England is playing a key role in supporting local authorities and their partners in delivering places that are part of the programme and this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a high profile programme that is likely to expand. The role requires understanding and experience of the challenges and opportunities involved in delivering development projects at scale; ability to influence and build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders; and an ambition to help others deliver high quality new places.
Homes England is the new national housing agency, recently launched to play a major role in fixing the housing market and enabling delivery of homes that our country needs.
Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.
We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floor space and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Our investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses.
We own public land, which we sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which we overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
Homes England was launched by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2018. Homes England is the trading name of Homes and Communities Agency. To find out more about what we do please visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england.