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Housing Strategy & Development Officer

Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House,Shefford, Bedfordshire and working from home
£28,099 - £30,719 per annum
Closing date
25 Jan 2022

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Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management, Tenant services, Corporate Services, Policy / Strategy
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority
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The Housing Strategy & Implementation Team manages the delivery of affordable housing. Dynamically assessing need, affordability, accessibility, quality, location, tenure and size of housing required. The team leads the sustainable development of the built environment and ways of increasing wider housing delivery including self and custom build.

We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic person with a desire for self-development as well as improving the wellbeing of our customers. Ideally with experience of working within affordable housing in Local Government or experience within a Registered Provider. CIH accredited Housing Degree or equivalent.

Central Bedfordshire with the newly adopted Local Plan and requirement to deliver for 39,350 new homes through the Local Plan period, provides the opportunity to join an exciting Local Authority, with the opportunity to provide good quality affordable homes throughout Central Bedfordshire, enhancing the quality of lives of the end user.

You will play a key role in helping to deliver the Council’s housing vision and influencing the future delivery of affordable housing across the authority area. You will lead on responding to planning applications, securing affordable housing to policy compliance through the planning system and offering guidance through pre-application advice. Working with Registered Providers, developers, external stakeholders and Central Bedfordshire Council colleagues, excellent customer service experience and communication skills are desired.

Ideally a corporate CIH member but not essential, you will be able to transition from big picture to detail with ease whilst identifying relevant opportunities and potential issues. You will lead collaborative work with Developers, Registered Providers and other local authority partners to identify land and other development opportunities.

You will need a good level of numeracy and literacy and you will need to be IT literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft products.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Housing Strategy & Development Officer

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Owen Harrison, Housing Strategy & Implementation Manager, at or call 0300 300 5349

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

Closing Date: 25 January 2022

Interview date: TBC

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