Principal Housing & Investment Officer

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Principal Housing & Investment Officer
Contract / Temporary

Wirral RQ741266

Posted: 22nd November 2022 15:23
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.82 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month


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Principal Housing & Investment Officer   

Reference no: Wirral RQ741266 

Pay rate £18.82 per hour PAYE   

Contribute to the development and delivery of the strategic housing function, through the commissioning of assessments, undertaking of research to identify and respond to Wirral’s housing needs, through working with internal and external partners 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Develop and co-ordinate activity in relation to statutory duties including the production of the Housing Strategy promoting housing growth, understanding housing conditions, improving energy efficiency. Contribute to the Wirral Plan Pledge and priorities, wider housing related strategies including those for vulnerable groups, including preparing written reports and attending relevant meetings.  
  • Develop and implement Wirral’s Affordable Warmth Action Plan to reduce fuel poverty in the Borough and monitor programmes to ensure Wirral meets its statutory obligation to report on activity and targets set out in the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995. 
  • Commission and carry out housing research and collate data relating to strategic housing opportunities and initiatives, prepare reports and attend relevant meetings. Contribute to the electronic mapping of information relevant to housing strategy, regeneration and energy efficiency initiatives.  
  • Meet requirements for monitoring, measuring and reporting fuel poverty, energy efficiency activity, the housing needs and markets of the Borough through being responsible for maintaining information and data to support strategic housing activity. 
  • Maintain close liaison, working in partnership and co-ordinate the involvement of key agencies, stakeholders and other internal departments including planning, Asset Management. Legal Services, Social Services, the Homes and Communities Agency, Government Offices, Registered Providers and energy suppliers in identifying housing needs, development opportunities, delivering housing and domestic energy initiatives and improving health and housing initiatives.  
  • Assist to contributing to the development of external funding bids to maximise inward investment to the borough and to ensure that strategic housing projects are effectively monitored and delivered. 
  • Identify new opportunities, develop and co-ordinate the delivery of initiatives to assist in meeting local needs including affordable warmth and fuel poverty programmes, the affordable homes programme and non government funded housing schemes. Seek to secure and maximise funding to deliver housing and affordable warmth initiatives and programmes to meet local priorities and targets.  
  • Co-ordinate the involvement of key stakeholders to develop and deliver partnership schemes in housing strategy activity and policy issues. Provide supportive assistance to the Strategic Housing Partnership ensure housing’s contribution to wider Corporate strategy, policy initiative and priorities.  
  • Prepare statistical and written reports and attend meetings as appropriate with other Council Departments, elected Members, external organisations and other stakeholders including through Wirral’s Strategic Housing Partnership 

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

  • Undertaking or completion of a supervisory related qualification, i.e. ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) 
  • Relevant qualification in the field of energy management/energy efficiency and/or housing and regeneration 
  • Awareness of housing and regeneration issues 
  • Awareness of the relevant requirements of the Localism Act, Housing Act and Home Energy Conservation Act 
  • Experience in a Local Authority, social housing provider or energy related environment 
  • Experience of research into Housing Needs and Housing Markets, community and stakeholder engagement and Consultation processes 
  • High level of numeric and literacy skills 
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines to set performance targets 

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. 


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Principal Housing & Investment Officer
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