An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of adaptable, enthusiastic individuals to join the Housing and Regeneration Department as Housing Policy and Performance Officers. These posts will initially be for a fixed term of 12 months.
The Department is responsible for housing advice and homelessness, housing management of our 33,000 council properties, including dealing with anti-social behaviour, building safety and tenancy matters, the development of affordable housing and regeneration of estates.
The Policy and Performance Team is a busy team focusing on developing housing strategy and policy, promoting best practice and helping front line officers deliver effective services. While the posts are generic and work across the Department, each post holder is responsible for a specialised area of work. Working in the team will give you an incredibly varied learning experience and likely areas of responsibility will include safeguarding adults, anti-social behaviour, fire and building safety and working to improve the energy efficiency of the housing stock.
We are looking for talented and self-motivated individuals with a genuine interest in national housing policies and issues, including development, regeneration, homelessness, the green agenda and managing social housing properties. You will have a proactive approach and willingness to build effective relationships with residents, other departmental teams and key stakeholders across the organisation. You will need to be a good communicator, well organised, have excellent written, numerical and analytical skills and sound IT abilities.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed hours and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Closing Date: Sunday 19th September 2021
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 27th September 2021
Interview Date: TBC (There will be a test as part of the interview process)
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymous.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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