Housing Strategy and Enabling Officer

Location
Northamptonshire
Salary
£31,537 - £36,154 pa
Posted
16 Jan 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and conscientious individual to lead on our affordable housing programme and to develop housing strategy and policy. We are a small but busy and proactive housing team so you will also need to work flexibly and be able to assist with dealing with housing enquiries from the public.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree standard or equivalent in a housing or related subject and have experience of working within a housing environment. You will need a sound knowledge and understanding of housing issues and be a member (or eligible for membership) of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

The role will involve contact with developers, other professionals, councillors, and the public so you will need experience of communicating with a range of people, and in particular, strong negotiation, liaison and influencing skills. You will need good numeracy and IT skills and be able to analyse and interpret statistical and financial information. You will also need excellent written and verbal skills for writing reports and presenting information.

Forward thinking, creative and innovative, you will be able to assess problems and deliver solutions. Able to work alone and on your own initiative, you need to be able to work under pressure and to deadlines, prioritising and leading on your own work and projects. You will also be willing to work co-operatively and responsively within the team, and be committed to delivering a high quality service.

East Northamptonshire is an attractive, diverse mix of market towns and rural villages, located within the very heart of England, but subject to considerable growth pressures centred on its 6 market towns.

If you feel you have the necessary skills Benefits include:

  • Free parking
  • Excellent working environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Payment of professional fees
  • Excellent pension scheme

If you feel you have the necessary skills for this excellent opportunity we’d love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact

Carol Conway, Housing Strategy and Delivery Manager on 01832 742078

For further information and to apply, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the page. 

Closing Date: 12 noon on Thursday 31st January 2019

Interviews:       Thursday 7th February 2019

At East Northamptonshire Council we believe that our staff members are our most valuable asset. We are committed to attracting and retaining the very best, and utilising all the talent and experience available. We recognise the importance of helping our employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements that enable them to balance their working life with other priorities. 

Potential changes are on the horizon across Northamptonshire in which the county council and all the district and boroughs councils would join to create unitary authorities covering populations of over 300,000 each. This transformation could open the doors to new and exciting career opportunities for all our employees.

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