Housing Enabling and Development Programme Co-ordinator

Location
Thurrock, Grays
Salary
£28,363 - £33,920 per annum
Posted
09 Sep 2019
Closes
06 Oct 2019
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

At Thurrock, our strategic housing vision is to provide high quality housing opportunities in safe, clean and green environments. We will continue to care for our existing homes and ensure that new developments are well designed and support our ambition for our communities to flourish alongside business growth. We are looking for a Housing Enabling and Programme Co-ordinator to help us take this vision a reality.

We have an ambitious Housing Investment Plan to be delivered over the next 5 years.

As an Enabling and Programme Co-ordinator you’ll help us to make Thurrock a place of choice by ensuring the delivery of attractive, high quality, mixed tenure housing on time and in budget for existing and future residents. We aim to ensure our Housing portfolio meets demand; including the needs of our most vulnerable residents and to ultimately build sustainable communities, whilst encouraging innovative design and making sensitive and responsible use of our environment.

You will have a pro-active and innovative approach to identifying, supporting and delivering opportunities to provide affordable housing, working closely with Housing Associations and other partners.

You will use your knowledge of affordable housing and the housing development process to support a range of projects to deliver more affordable housing provision for local residents. Working closely with colleagues within the Council’s Housing, Planning and Legal teams your excellent communication and negotiation skills will mean that you build strong working relationships with Registered Providers, housing developers and other stakeholders.

A positive and practical approach will be essential to delivering this role in a challenging and changing environment.

Your attention to detail and financial awareness will ensure you are able to review financial appraisals together with supporting  the Council’s existing housing development process for both the Housing Revenue Account and our wholly owned development company – Thurrock Regeneration Limited.

Your enthusiasm, energy and approach to the role will be as important as your existing skills and knowledge. Training will be available in specialist areas in order to help you excel in your role.

Closing Date: 6 October 2019 

Previous applicants need not apply.

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

 

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

 

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

 

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

 

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

To view the Job Profile and Person Specification please follow the link below:

https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/sites/default/files/assets/documents/programme_officer_-_jp_ps_2019.doc