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Housing Enabling Assistant
  • Employer: Mid Sussex District Council
  • Reference: CHOU021
  • Published: Mon 14/10/2019, 14:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 11/11/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary £20,344 - £22,462 pa
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Mid Sussex District Council, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

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Housing Enabling Assistant

Are you looking for a job that could take you into a career in housing? We have two new roles that could provide this opportunity.

Mid Sussex District Council is a dynamic, forward thinking local authority in the heart of southern England. We have clear priorities, and are proud that local people consistently rate our services highly. We have a new District Plan with a target to deliver 16,390 new homes by 2031. Our Housing Service has a range of responsibilities to meet the housing needs of the district. This includes ensuring that new developments deliver the affordable housing required to meet the needs of applicants on our housing register and also the prevention of homelessness by providing advice and assistance to those in need of housing and emergency accommodation.

Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways. In return for the contribution you’ll make to the local community, we are a great employer to work for, situated in a glorious part of the country with great benefits to offer.


Housing Enabling Assistant

Salary £20,344 - £22,462 pa


Our Housing Enabling Team undertakes a wide range of activities to deliver affordable housing for those in need in the district. We work with planning and legal colleagues as well as Housing Associations and developers to ensure delivery of new affordable housing in compliance with our planning policies on new developments.  We also work through other initiatives including the development of our own sites, Self-Build, Rural Exception Sites and Community Land Trusts to maximise the provision of new affordable housing in Mid Sussex. The Enabling Team also holds responsibility for Gypsy and Traveller site provision and the return to use of empty homes in Mid Sussex.

The Housing Enabling Assistant will support the work of the team and be involved across the full range of activity in the section. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who enjoys problem solving and creative thinking and who can contribute to a project management approach to deliver new initiatives.  This role involves a range of administrative tasks to support the service.  You will also need a high level of computer literacy and keyboard skills. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to produce accurate and concise monitoring information through the use of excel.

We welcome applications from those who have recently graduated from University but also others who wish to start a career in Housing. The right candidates will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with all aspects of the work undertaken by the Housing Enabling and Housing Needs Teams.

It is desirable for this post that applicants will have access to a car and hold a full driving licence, in which case a car allowance will be paid, however applications will be considered from those who are currently not in this position.

In return for the above, we can offer an extremely attractive Benefits package, including:  * Generous Holiday Entitlement * Local Government Pension Scheme * Flexible working * Significant savings to membership at our 3 superb Leisure Centres

Closing date: 11 November 2019

Interview date: the week beginning 25 November 2019