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Principal Housing Development Officer

Oldham Council
OL1 1UT, Oldham
£46,549 to £49,590 per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023


Principal Housing Development Officer

Ref: G10/OL-77292

Contract: Permanent – Full Time

Salary: £46,549 to £49,590 per annum

Location: Hybrid working a mixture from home and in the office. The Office is currently based at Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham OL1 1UT

Role Overview

To lead and manage housing development projects with the Creating a Better Place Programme to ensure the Council’s priority for quality homes are provided to meet the needs of residents and communities.

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead the design, development and delivery of housing projects and ensure performance management plans are in place, together with risk management plans, benefits realisation plans and embedding energy efficiency and sustainability from the outset
  • To lead progression and development of robust, evidence led business cases for all housing projects to:
  • Justify use of public funds and ensure value for money; and
  • Embed social value / community benefits from the start of all projects
  • To lead the development and submission of quality funding bid applications to support delivery of housing development in Oldham
  • To ensure financial management, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes of work to ensure alignment with the Medium-Term Financial Strategy, and the Council’s Capital Programme – and to ensure robust evidence is available for external funding monitoring and returns

Key Requirements

To succeed in this role, you will need as a minimum:

  • Experience in residential development including the delivery of complex, innovative and contentious projects
  • Well-developed project and programme management skills, including the ability to manage budgets and resources in accordance with the Council’s adopted Programme Management Systems
  • Excellent communication skills, including highly developed negotiation skills both orally and in writing and with the skills to deliver information to a variety of audiences including senior managers, politicians, developers, and residents
  • Oldham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

If you would like support with this application, an interview or interested in looking at any courses that could help with this position please get in touch with Get Oldham Working.

NB. - Any candidate that meets the criteria of our Guaranteed Assessment Scheme and meets the essential criteria of the role, will be guaranteed the first stage of assessment (whether that is an interview or another assessment, as appropriate)

Our Guaranteed Assessment Scheme supports candidates with disabilities, carers, those who are aged 24 or under and have previously been in or currently in care, and those whose last long term substantive employer was the Armed Forces.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Oldham Council, we are committed to creating a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We aim to develop a culture of respect, where differences are recognised regardless of background. We aim to be an employer of choice by engaging in fair and open recruitment processes and Applications are encouraged from all communities across the borough to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our population.

About Us

Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough, and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business, and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners, and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels.

Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at-risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy.

Closing date: 23 November 2023.


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