Housing Strategy and Policy Officer

Ipswich, Suffolk
£28,785 - £33,799 (pro rata if part time)
14 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Based at Endeavour House, Ipswich within our Strategic Housing team.

37 hpw or an option to job-share considered.

We are looking for candidates who wish to develop their skills, knowledge and experience and are passionate about supporting the work we do across many council teams focusing on housing delivery and supporting people.

This post directly supports the corporate objectives of the councils' joint strategic plan. Knowledge of national housing issues and policies is essential to the successful performance of this role.

During the past 12 months, the first ever joint Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils (B&MSDC) Homes Strategy and B&MSDC Homelessness Reduction Strategy were being produced and were adopted in March 2019.

The work of the Housing Strategy and Policy Officer role is changing emphasis from strategy formulation to implementation and support of identified housing priorities, horizon scanning research work relevant to housing, developing policies based on relevant data and evidence, and ensuring we remain aware of innovative yet deliverable housing related initiatives.

Following the retirement of the existing Housing Strategy and Policy Officer, you will work to help deliver the required outcomes of these recent strategy documents, focusing on the Action Plans.

You will share elements of larger projects where appropriate with other colleagues and be responsible for your own projects and workstreams.

For an informal discussion, please contact either Robert Hobbs on (01449) 724812. Email: robert.hobbs@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk or Julie Abbey-Taylor on (01449) 724782. Email: julie.abbey-taylor@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

For further information on careers with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council, please go to: https://www.babergh.gov.uk/careers/

Closing date: 1 July 2019.