Location: South Derbyshire District Council, Swadlincote
Salary details: PO2 £39,186 - £42,403 per annum
Job term: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing Date: 5 January 2024
The population of South Derbyshire is forecast to grow faster than any other Local Authority area in Derbyshire over the next 10 years. The Strategic Housing Team will play a lead role in ensuring the housing development and regeneration within the district is able to meet the needs of the increasing number of residents.
We are therefore seeking a keen, dedicated individual who has the required knowledge and previous experience to undertake this challenging new role within the Strategic Housing Team.
The Senior Development Officer will be responsible for affordable housing negotiation on new sites, the post holder will also compile the planning consultation responses, provide pre-application advice and liaise directly with the Planning Services and land agents to ensure new sites contain the appropriate numbers and mix of affordable housing. The successful applicant will also play a lead role in the Council’s new build Council housing delivery and acquisition schemes and will also line manage the Housing Strategy and Research Officer post within the Team.
It is expected that applicants will have at least three years previous experience working within a strategic housing or planning environment and be able to prepare and present reports to Senior Management. The post holder will work with a high degree of independence and have excellent negotiating skills. The post holder will have a housing degree or equivalent and ideally be a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing or related professional body.
If you have read through the Job Description and think you can fulfil this key role within the Strategic Housing Team, we look forward to hearing from you. Should you wish to discuss the job informally, please contact Eileen Jackson (Strategic Housing and Development Manager) on 07770 085466.
The full details and guidelines are available here.
To apply complete the online application form. Should you have any difficulties accessing this, please contact HR on 01283 595789.
We are looking for applicants committed to equal opportunities, diversity and good customer care to ensure our customers receive an excellent service.