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Policy Officer (Access to Housing)
  • Employer: Hastings Borough Council
  • Reference: OS/21/157594
  • Published: Fri 02/07/2021, 15:45 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 16/09/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,672 to £33,782
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hastings, East Sussex, East Sussex

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Policy Officer (Access to Housing)

Policy Officer (Access to Housing)


Grade 5

£28,672 to £33,782 per annum

37 hours per week



This is a new role within our housing strategy team which will be responsible for developing a new social housing allocation scheme for Hastings.


Supply of social housing is limited in Hastings and the purpose of the allocation scheme is to ensure we are allocating accommodation fairly and transparently.  A successful allocation scheme will make the best use of existing housing stock, prevent homelessness and create mixed and sustainable communities within the town. You’ll also identify and share good practice for improving access to a range of other types of housing, to help meet the needs in our town.


You’ll have experience of strategy and policy development and a good understanding of housing and homelessness issues. You’ll use this knowledge to create an innovative and dynamic allocation scheme.


You’ll use your excellent networking and communication skills to ensure that a range of stakeholders can contribute to the development of our new allocation scheme. This will include accommodation providers, cross-sector housing organisations in the town and people with lived experience of using the current allocation scheme



Closing date:  16th September 2021 at midday

Interview date: TBA