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Housing Strategy Officer

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This role is an opportunity for an aspiring or experienced policy officer to drive the development of housing-related strategies across both Erewash and wider partnerships as well as helping to shape and support the delivery of affordable housing within the borough.

You will take a central role in developing Erewash’s housing, homelessness and private-sector housing strategies, influencing and working with partners to meet shared objectives within local and countywide strategic partnerships. The wide-ranging scope of the post includes supporting teams to innovate in the provision of services as well as improve delivery and performance through analysing data and problem-solving.

Therefore you will need experience of strategy and policy development, project management, and an understanding of the key elements of enabling affordable housing.  A degree or diploma, for example in housing studies, social policy or a relevant discipline, together with effective communication and presentation skills are also essential requirements of the role.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, flexitime working, access to a contributory local government pension scheme and free workplace parking.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please call Steven Shanahan, Housing Services Manager on 07712 690928.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 31 July 2022 and interviews will take place on Monday, 15 August 2022.

To apply please visit

Alternatively an application form and job description are available from Personnel, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP. Telephone: 0115 931 6049 (24-hr voicemail) or e-mail:

If you are a current employee of Erewash Borough Council and you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must apply through your Employee Self Service account.  If you do not have access to Employee Self Service, you must complete a paper or word version of Erewash Borough Council’s job application form.

The Council is positive about disabled people and those who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

The Council also supports the Armed Forces Covenant and those who have previously worked in the armed forces and meet the essential shortlisting criteria will be guaranteed an interview. Please ensure that you make it clear on your application form that you wish to be considered under this criteria.

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