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Senior Housing Development Officer

Warwick District Council
Warwick, Warwickshire
£36,648 to £39,186 pa plus local government pension, up to 32 days annual leave, Bupa Cash plan
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Housing, Planning
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Housing, Health & Communities

Senior Housing Development Officer

37 hours

Fulltime - permanent 

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with development experience to join our growing team. Ideally with some supervision experience.

Main responsibilities: 

·        Assist the Housing Development Manager to identify and facilitate new build housing projects

·        Commission and evaluate feasibility studies and carry out viability assessments for new housing development schemes, using initiative and creativity during the project planning process in advance of commencing a procurement process.

·        Identify and negotiate the purchase of privately owned land and/or properties to improve the potential for development of Council owned land

·        Supervise 3 Housing Development Officer in scoping, designing, planning, implementing and managing housing development and improvement projects through to completion.

·        Provide information to colleagues in other sections such as Allocations, Landlord Services and Asset management to ensure smooth handover and management of properties.

Essential criteria:

·        A minimum of 2 years’ experience of managing staff and delivering customer focused quality services.

·        Educated to degree level or equivalent.

·         A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working with various partners to deliver local authority housing objectives.

·        Significant experience of managing substantial budgets, either directly or indirectly.

·        Knowledge of the development processes, developing s106 and land led opportunities and value for money in this context.

·        Sensitivity to political considerations

·        Full driving licence and access to a car.

The role is permanent – 37 Hours per week

You will supervise 3 Housing Development Officers and report to the Housing Development Manager

We are an ambitious organisation with a varied development programme.  We are looking for a Senior Housing Development Officer who is responsible for the management of a range of new build schemes from initial opportunity through to completion.  This key role will also include the supervision of a small team of Housing Development Officers.

The intention is for the postholder to work predominately from home however, it is a requirement to attend our offices or sites within Warwick District as required. Any costs for travel from home to the office will be met by the successful candidate. However, office and hybrid working are also available.

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact April Knapp by email  to arrange a telephone discussion.

Closing date external: 30/06/2024

Interview date/s: 24/07/2024

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.

It is important that you fully complete all sections of the application form. Only information contained in the application form will be used for shortlisting. Please do not attach CVs as these will not be considered.
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Warwick District, is at the heart of Shakespeare’s England and comprises the towns of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth and Whitnash.  The district boasts historic castles and buildings with regency architecture, vibrant town centres hosting a lively calendar of events, as well as beautiful parks and gardens.   We enjoy links to the M40, M42, M1 and M6, national rail connection and Birmingham International airport. It is one of the most prosperous regions in the country with low unemployment rates.

Here at Warwick District Council, our vision is to make Warwick District a great place to live, work and visit and we recognise that our employees are the key to achieving that. Working arrangements in most jobs are flexible; flexi-time, full or part time and job sharing is usually available.  You can expect generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme and plenty of opportunities for training and personal development.  

We believe in recruiting the best person for the job, using fair and open selection, based on knowledge and experience, skills and behaviour.  We welcome applications from a diverse range of  candidates.

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