Housing Strategy & Enabling Officer

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Housing Strategy & Enabling Officer
Contract / Temporary

Warwick 5225290

Posted: 13th March 2023 15:09
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.17 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Housing Strategy & Enabling Officer   

Reference no: Warwick 5225290   

Pay rate £12.17 per hour PAYE  

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months 

The post holder will play a key role in the work of the Housing Strategy & Development team by leading on the research and development of new strategies, policies and procedures. The post holder will be directly responsible for enabling the provision of affordable housing by the Council and other Registered Provider partners by identifying development opportunities and enabling the delivery to meet ever increasing housing needs 

Key responsibilities: 


  • To take a primary role in the development and monitoring of strategies, policies, initiatives and action plans (including development strategies, planning policies, housing, and homeless strategies and the sustainable community strategy) which address housing and support needs, maximising housing opportunities across all tenures.  
  • To ensure that reviews/research are undertaken or commissioned to enable an accurate assessment of the housing needs within the district, which will then be reflected within the Housing Strategy and Local Plan policies.   
  • To lead and manage partnership relationships with leading organisations on negotiations, discussions, meetings and consultations both internally and with various external agencies, to ensure that the housing needs of the community are monitored and that housing resources are maximised.  
  • To lead on negotiations with planning, registered providers and private developers in respect of planning applications to meet affordable housing needs as identified within the Housing Strategy, Local Plan and Strategic Housing Market Assessment.  To represent the Council on planning appeals to ensure policy is followed and maximizing the delivery of affordable housing. 
  • In conjunction with Legal Services, to negotiate affordable housing requirements in section 106 agreements and associated deeds of variation and ensure that these requirements are adhered to, and that 100% nominations are secured on all housing sites where affordable housing provision is triggered 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Professional Qualification of either Chartered Institute of Housing or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent 
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of local, regional and national housing, planning and regeneration policies. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the role and regulation of registered providers and developers in the housing sector and within the district 
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of strategy development and formation of policy and procedures.   
  • Experience of housing development environment (local authority or registered provider). 
  • Experience of working with registered providers in a policy and/or performance management role. 
  • Experience of achieving positive outcomes through successful partnership working over a sustained period of time. 
  • Experience of understanding and influencing senior stakeholders including Councillors 
  • Possess strong negotiation and influencing skills. 
  • Excellent IT skills 
  • Ability to undertake benchmarking and research and make recommendations for good practice 
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision and to meet tight deadlines 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Housing Strategy & Enabling Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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