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Housing Innovations Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8735
  • Published: Mon 09/03/2020, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/06/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,313 to £26,999 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Housing Innovations Officer

Team: Housing Innovations

Job Family: CBG8 - Providing
Salary: £24,313 to £26,999 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable  

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 5th June 2020
Interview Date: 12th June 2020 

More about the role:

It’s an exciting time at Central Bedfordshire’s Housing Service. The Housing Service is a self-contained business that manages and maintains some 5,200+ Council-owned homes. The Service continues to benefit from self-financing and has an ambitious future programme of acquisition / development and regeneration. The Housing Innovations Officer is an exciting position and will be responsible for investigating simpler ways of working, developing the Housing business and progressing new ideas.

Day-to-day, you will help to develop and lead projects which either deliver a cost saving or additional income. You will research new developments in the Housing arena and use various systems to report on performance, presenting your outcomes to a variety of audiences while undertaking and investigating new ideas. Ensuring our customers are getting the absolute best service, including automating tasks and leading on digital innovations will be part of your daily routine. Another important task will be to ensure business processes are simplified, support digitalisation of the Housing service and enable our customers to be able to self serve. This is key to putting the customer at the heart of what we do. 

To join us you will have in-depth experience in a similar role or an equivalent qualification, possibly from a project management background. You are organised, well versed in business development, performance management or compliance. You can analyse statistical data, produce feasibility studies, and enjoy completing tasks in a complex environment. With this expertise you’ll have the confidence to contribute and your strong communication skills will be essential along with an organised, team-focused approach.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Housing Innovations Officer


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Gurminder Singh at or on 0300 300 5849 


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact the recruitment team at or on 0300 300 8000.


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.