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Housing Strategy Development Officer

  • Job reference: 18080
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Professionals
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Job description: Housing Strategy Development Officer, Derby
A local authority in Derbyshire are recruiting for a Housing Strategy Development Officer to support the development and implementation of the Council's Housing Strategy and related strategies, activities and specific initiatives in partnership with a wide range of external organisations and groups

The Role
Within this role, your main responsibilities will include:
-Contribute to the development and implementation of the Council's Housing Strategy and other related strategies and priorities.
-Under the direction of the Principal Housing Strategy Officer, assist with the review of housing policy and consult on, develop and agree new policies.
-Take forward housing projects and proposals for new housing schemes in collaboration with other officers and partner organisations
-Support and service the work of cross service working groups and multi-agency partnership groups, contributing to the effective delivery of specific elements of the housing strategy
-Contribute to the Housing Strategy and Initiatives Team's role in assessing the housing needs of the general population and specific groups and collate information in support of bids for housing funding and the monitoring of the delivery of housing strategies.
-Under the direction of the Principal Housing Strategy Officer, facilitate and participate in effective consultation with stakeholders and residents and other specific groups including community care groups and minority ethnic groups.
-Help plan, organise and publicise events to raise awareness and promote aspects of the Housing Strategy and other strategies and disseminate high quality information to members, senior officers and partner organisations.
-Support the Housing Strategy and Initiatives team in assessing and analysing the impact of new legislation, guidance and policies.
-Prepare and present reports at internal and external cross service working groups and other meetings, including those held outside normal working hours.
-Provide support to the Principle Housing Strategy Officer in the collation, collection and analysis of performance information relating to Derby Homes, the Council's Housing Service and other partners delivering the Housing Strategy.

The Candidate
To apply for this position and be successful within the role, you will require the following experience:
-Participation or coordination of multiagency project groups
-Working with vulnerable and or minority groups in housing need, to reduce disadvantage and improve housing opportunities.
-Relevant experience gained within local government, a housing association, the Homes and Communities Agency or similar.
-Experience of facilitating consultations with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies, and residents.
-Experience in developing strategies and researching housing needs
-Able to demonstrate a working knowledge or understanding of local authorities' responsibilities regarding the development of housing strategies or, the diverse nature of housing need.
-Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, and Outlook or equivalent packages as well as being able to analyse and present data in tabular and graphical formats using Excel or similar packages.

The Contract
This is a full time role, on an initial 2-month contract which has a strong chance of being extended.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please send your CV directly to lee.mcmillan@servicecare.org.uk.
You can also chat to Lee about the role on 01772 208 966 or via LinkedIn… https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-mcmillan-b3a735b0/