Housing Enabling Officer

Cotswold District Council
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
£31,211 - £33,284
29 Apr 2021
20 May 2021
Organisation Type
Government organisation

An exciting time to join Cotswold District Council – public service but not as you know it!  

Cotswold District is a great place to live, work and visit, and we are rightly proud of our businesses, communities and residents. We are busy recreating a council that’s pro-active and responsive to the needs of our residents and businesses in a fast changing environment.

That means we need to be ‘fleet of foot’ and look for innovative and creative ways to deliver against our Corporate Plan priorities. 

Working within our experienced Strategic Housing team you will drive delivery of affordable homes, responding to planning consultations, liaising with developers and negotiating commuted sums with the aim of maximising the amount of affordable homes brought forward in the district.  This essential work is at the core of the Councils Social Housing priority.

About the role…

One of the first tasks will be to facilitate and encourage the delivery of affordable housing in the district by supporting internal planning processes and working with registered providers, developers, town and parish councils and other stakeholders.

You will take part in supporting the delivery of a tailored response to local housing need and work towards achieving the Council’s policies on affordable housing delivery.

Some of your responsibilities will include maintaining a safe working environment and ensuring, as is reasonably practicable, that employees within this work environment adopt safe working practices.

This is a new role covering the Cotswolds, famous for quintessentially English market towns and villages built from honey-coloured stone. With a range of gently rolling hills and the largest area of outstanding natural beauty in England making it a perfect base for walking and cycling, you will have this right on your doorstep.  With our agile working ethos: you will be spoilt for choice.

You will need…
•    Relevant degree level qualification or five years’ experience in a relevant field
•    Five years’ experience in a housing enabling/development role
•    Proven track record of housing delivery and partnership working
•    Experience of managing people and/or resources based on data and insight. 

Special Conditions…
•    Ability to travel

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date for CV’s:     Thursday 20th May 2021 @ midnight 
Interview Date: W/C     w/c 31st May 2021

You will be employed by Publica Group Ltd which was created by four partner Councils (Cotswold District Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Forest of Dean District Council)  to deliver more efficient and improved services. 

Publica is a unique place to work – we are a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer-focused organisation driven by real user needs.

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page. Alternatively, please email us at join-us@publicagroup.uk or contact the recruitment team on 01285 623079/70
Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email. 

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.

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