Housing Development Officer - Oxford City Council

Hays Building
Up to £48170.0 per annum + £48,170 + Market Leading Benefits
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Surveyor - Planning & Development

Job Details

Your new company
Joining Oxford City Council's affordable housing supply and enabling team is your opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a city steeped in history and innovation. You'll be at the forefront of one of the council's four key priorities - delivering more affordable housing. This ambition recognises the programme of work required in order to address Oxford's housing crisis, where existing homes are unaffordable for many - the challenge is significant and as such the council is seeking somebody that is able to support the delivery of the programme through engaging with key stakeholders.

HAYS are delighted to be working in partnership with the council to present an exciting new permanent opportunity for a Housing Development Officer.

Your new role
As a Housing Development Officer, you will lead the development and delivery of the affordable housing programme, including supported and specialist housing, and contribute to direct delivery, estate regeneration and enabling initiatives by developing and engaging with internal and external providers, partners, and other key stakeholders.
You will:

  • Lead the enabling and commissioning of affordable housing schemes.
  • Identify new development opportunities and develop innovative approaches to funding the development through liaison with central government, Homes England and other councils.
  • Develop and maintain strong internal and external partnerships to ensure that delivery of affordable housing in the city and neighbouring districts, accords with the councils housing and planning policies.
  • Lead on work streams to help facilitate the delivery of more affordable housing - from strategic sites to small back land opportunities

What you'll need to succeed
If you are a passionate and energetic professional, then this could be a fantastic new opportunity for you.. are you ready to make a difference within a team who have a vision and passion to do exactly that? - You will need to have degree-level education or relevant experience, ideally working in a local authority or registered provider within a housing or development. In addition, you will need to possess excellent engaging and influencing skills, as well as the ability to understand national issues facing local government and some of the challenges for development.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will receive a salary of up to £48,170 per annum. It's not all about the money! - Oxford City Council are proud to boast a market-leading benefits package and flexible working culture to meet with your personal circumstance and to allow you to live a healthy and balanced life. Additional benefits include annual leave from 28 days per year + bank holidays, access to the local government pension scheme, professional membership fees paid and various leisure and retail discounts.

What you need to do now
Please contact us today or click 'apply now' if you are interested in applying for this position. If an initial informal and confidential conversation would be of interest in the first instance, please contact Tom Yeo - 07864247548.

Please apply as soon as possible if interested, as the council may look to accelerate this process based on initial response.

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