Housing Strategy, Enabling and Projects Manager
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: People/21/142377
  • Published: Wed 03/02/2021, 14:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/02/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,876 – £45,859 per annum plus £626 London Weighting
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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Housing Strategy, Enabling and Projects Manager

For us, housing is about more than bricks and mortar – it can mean safety, financial security, being able to put down roots, live independently with dignity, better health, and place for families to thrive. Join us and shape the future of housing in Bracknell.  

Good quality, affordable and sustainable housing is at the heart of creating strong, resilient neighbourhoods and communities, where people are proud to live and work; it supports the health and wellbeing of residents; and provides a foundation for individuals and families to achieve a high quality of life. You will deliver high quality strategic support for the Housing Service and enable the delivery of new affordable housing to meet the identified needs and aspirations of the Council.  

Because we’re Bracknell Forest.  

What it’s like working in our team… 

Reporting to the Head of Housing and working closely with senior managers across the Council, you will form part of a small, passionate team. The post holder will provide the essential joint working between the Housing and Planning teams.  

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training… 

This is an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, enthusiastic Housing Strategy, Enabling and Projects Manager to help us achieve our affordable housing targets and seek innovative solutions to meet housing need across all tenures, including for specialist housing. You will be responsible for producing housing and related strategies, policies and procedures that contribute to achieving this aim. You will lead on enabling the provision of affordable housing, working with planning on policy as well as direct negotiations with developers and Registered Providers to deliver affordable housing to meet policy requirements.  

The benefits you will experience are… 

  • Flexible working opportunities and ability to predominantly work from home. 
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre. 
  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.  

What we’re looking for… 

You should be prepared to deliver results through partnerships and be an excellent communicator, negotiator and someone who can work flexibly as part of a team. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to carry out research and write reports and strategic documentsA sound understanding of housing development and planning policy and processes is key, together with a wider understanding of current housing policy and drivers.  

Interview date  

Interviews will be held on Mon 8th March 2021.

Closing date for applications Sunday 28th February 2021.  

Want to ask us a question?  

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:  

Sarah Gee 

Assistant Director Early Help and Communities  

01344 351447 or email sarah.gee@bracknell-forest.gov.uk 

How to Apply

Please apply online (see below).

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