Housing Enabling Manager

£43,857 - £46,845
23 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Full Time/Permanent

Build on your housing delivery experience. Join a multi-disciplinary team working to drive and accelerate the delivery of housing, in particular affordable housing, for the people of Bristol.

Transforming Bristol’s housing

Regularly voted to be one of the best places to live in the UK, Bristol is celebrated as one of the most liveable cities in the country with excellent green credentials, access to open space and cultural amenity. With a population of nearly 500,000 people and growing, Bristol City Council is determined to make sure this prosperity and the opportunities that come with it benefit everyone, through the provision of new homes and business opportunities in sustainable mixed-use communities.

What will I be doing?

You’ll plan and promote affordable housing projects from inception through to completion, to help us meet local housing needs. Your responsibilities will include negotiating Section 106 Agreements with housing providers and developers and maintaining a detailed understanding of external issues impacting on delivery, such as demographic and economic changes, local, regional, national policy and best practice.

Championing, negotiating and influencing the successful completion of housing delivery projects, you’ll act as a conduit between community groups, external stakeholders including Housing Association Partners and Homes England, and departments across the Council. As well as building strategic relationships with public, private and voluntary sector partners, you’ll ensure that our customers are at the forefront of decision making, by encouraging and responding to suggestions on service improvements.

What do I need to have?

With a proven track record in a senior housing enabling role with a Local Authority, Housing Association or specialist housing organisation, you’ll bring experience of delivering results through partnership working with multiple stakeholders, motivating and developing a large team, and meeting the expectations of organisations with differing priorities. You should also have experience of negotiating large complex Section 106 Agreements, and a thorough understanding of the operational context within which Local Government services are intended to operate.

You should be qualified to graduate and/or full Professional level in Housing or have equivalent experience through Accredited Prior Learning or demonstrable experience of working at a similar level.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

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