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Housing Development Officer

Warwick District Council
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
£32,076 to £34,834 per annum, LGPS, BUPA Cash Plan, Work Perks, Up to 32 days annual leave
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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The post holder will play an important role working within the Housing Development Team on the operational delivery of newly built housing schemes., The housing scheme should aim to meet the organisation’s net zero carbon agenda.

Delivering affordable housing and speculative housing needs across all tenures is a key strategic priority for the council.  Ensuring affordable housing is delivered in the district is fundamental to the achievement of the council’s vision in not only meeting housing need but also the delivery of jobs and apprenticeships, stimulating local economic development and reducing homelessness.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Senior Housing Development Officer 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 Undertake all operational duties in scoping, designing, planning, implementing and managing housing development and improvement projects through to completion. Support the Senior Housing Development Officer in the programme management of a range of individual housing schemes concurrently, as they reach various stages of the development process at different times, throughout their build cycle. Provide ‘Lettings’ colleagues with advanced notice of completions within a handover schedule, in order to allow an adequate period of time for the administration of offers; and notifications of Service Charge schedules . Prepare and produce regular performance information for the Principal Housing Development Manager.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum one year experience working within the construction industry and/or experience of the affordable housing development process. Experience of dealing with development and/or regeneration schemes. Experience of achieving positive outcomes through successful partnership working over a sustained period of time. Experience of managing large capital budgets effectively in a financially constrained environment. Up to date knowledge and understanding of local, regional and national housing policy, planning and development issues. Comprehensive knowledge of the planning system, new build development process, building regulations and other relevant legislation. Excellent working knowledge of procurement related to planning, tendering, evaluating, selecting and supervising the role of partner organisations and the contribution they can make to successful affordable housing development and regeneration schemes. Ability to liaise and work alongside Senior Officers, Councillors, Partners, joint venture clients and Stakeholders. Strong negotiation and influencing skills. Excellent IT skills and associated appraisal systems  Ability to coordinate funding bids to help deliver the housing development programme.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills to effectively manage a varied workload. Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to produce written documents and presentations to a high standard to a range of audiences Ability to work effectively without close supervision and to meet tight deadlines Sensitivity to political considerations

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



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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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Riverside House
Milverton Hill
Leamington Spa
CV32 5HZ
United Kingdom

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