Enabling & Partnership Officer

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£29636 - £33799
23 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council.

This is an opportunity to work as part of the newly established Service Delivery Unit, coordinating the strategic direction of the Housing and Regeneration service.


Role Description
Using your knowledge of affordable housing and the housing development process, you will support a range of projects to enable the delivery of affordable housing across Milton Keynes to meet identified needs. You will work closely with colleagues within the Council’s Housing and Regeneration, Planning and Legal teams. Your excellent communication and negotiation skills will mean that you build strong working relationships with Registered Providers, housing developers, land owners and other stakeholders.

A proactive and innovative approach will be essential to delivering this role in a challenging and changing environment. Your enthusiasm, energy and approach to the role will be as important as your existing skills and knowledge.


Key Duties

  • Support the development of the Council’s strategic housing enabling and partnership function

  • Develop relationships and work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders on all aspects of affordable housing delivery

  • Research, develop and implement new initiatives to maximise the supply of affordable housing to meet identified local need

  • Actively promote and pursue the development of affordable housing by assisting the development of robust policies and procedures which facilitate its delivery

  • Represent the Service and the Council in respect of the delivery of affordable housing


Experience and skills required

  • Experience of enabling affordable housing delivery

  • Thorough understanding of national and regional policy, housing needs and housing market assessments

  • Working knowledge of housing and planning policy and an understanding of delivery mechanisms (development viability experience would be an advantage)

  • Knowledge of housing and planning legislation and the issues affecting the negotiation of affordable housing.

  • Demonstrable experience in building productive relationships in relation to housing delivery, particularly where conflicts of interest may exist

  • Excellent negotiation skills, innovative and able to make new ventures a success


Milton Keynes Council Benefits

Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates

  • A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years

  • Option to buy more annual leave

  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements

  • Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management
    Flexibility – with full time, part time and term time working options

  • Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage
    MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits


At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our Community and we hope that you can help us grow and share our vision.