Housing Policy and Project Officer (Ref. No: 1797)
Full-time – Permanent post
Salary: up to £32,631.04 p.a.
There has never been a more exciting time to join Broxbourne Council’s Housing Service team, with lots of interesting and varied Housing Policy and Project work. Current projects include reviewing key Council policies including Housing Allocations and affordable housing initiatives, which could have a massive impact on those in need, and updating communication materials, including website content.
This role will lead in the development of the Council’s housing policy, including homelessness and affordable housing, helping to form policy through statistical evidence-based research and seeking out best practice. You work closely with Social Housing providers to support the delivery of more affordable homes in the Borough and ensure homes are being allocated to those most in need. As system administrator for case management, you will configure IT systems, provide training and monitor contract delivery by the service provider.
You should be educated to A’ level standard in a relevant discipline, and have excellent IT skills and be confident in leaning new ones. A high level of proficiency in Microsoft applications, particularly Excel, is essential. You should have a head for numbers, an eye for detail, and enjoy working in a team and presenting information in a range of formats to various audiences. Experience of working in a social housing environment would be extremely helpful, as well as knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act and related statutory data returns (H-CLIC and LAHS).
The Housing Service is a busy working environment so the ability to work under pressure using your own initiative, albeit with support and supervision is important.
This role requires a Standard Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in fluent English is essential for this role. A driving license is essential for the role.
We are committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, a full training and development programme, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free membership to the Council’s local leisure centres, which includes free access to gyms, swimming pools, fitness classes, racket sport sessions, a health suite and a range of generous discounts across other leisure and culture services.
Broxbourne Council is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Details and application forms for all job vacancies are listed on the Council’s website.
Application forms must be submitted online by 12/10/2022 quoting the above reference.
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