Housing Strategy Officer (Maternity Cover)

Location
Codsall, Wolverhampton
Salary
£20,092 - £27,741 per annum plus up to £1k Essential Car User Allowance)
Posted
21 Dec 2020
Closes
19 Jan 2021
Job Type
Housing, Planning
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

We are looking to recruit the right individual to provide maternity cover for our Housing Strategy Officer (37 hours, £20,092 - £27,741 plus up to £1k Essential Car User Allowance) in our Strategic Planning Team.

Housing in South Staffordshire

Here at South Staffordshire we have a strong track record of providing affordable housing and on-site negotiation for the right housing mix to meet the needs of our communities. This has come about because our Housing Strategy Officer sits within the wider Strategic Planning Team and housing is an integral part of our planning function.

You will be an experienced housing strategy officer looking to widen your experience in a rural authority with varied housing issues.  You will have the opportunity to work with Local Plans and Development Management colleagues on planning applications, exceptions sites and be part of our current Local Plan review, including housing market assessment and policy development.

South Staffordshire is a diverse district, made up of a collection of large and small villages, each with its own distinctive character set in an attractive semi-rural area on the western edge of the West Midlands conurbation.  Around 80% of the district is Green Belt and we have a rich legacy of historic buildings and conservation areas. Looking to meet the housing needs of local people while protecting the Green Belt is a challenge, but we believe our holistic approach ensures that we achieve the best outcomes for the residents of South Staffordshire.

 It is envisaged the post will run for 9 months from February 2021 to November 2021.

Why work for South Staffordshire Council?

We are an award-winning Council that has lots to offer.  We support flexible and agile ways of working, so candidates from further afield are welcomed.  You would need to be able to make regular team meetings in Codsall when necessary, but we already have team members successfully working remotely.  We have strong IT support, great access by road to the Council offices in Codsall and free car parking. We’re located within a 5-minute walk of Bilbrook train station which is a short journey from Wolverhampton station and 25 minutes from Birmingham New Street.  Our main offices in Codsall are currently undergoing modernisation and refurbishment to provide a real community hub with partner organisations, local businesses, library, doctors surgery and cafe all in one central location due to open in 2021.

Closing Date for Applications:  If you would like to join our forward-thinking planning team, please apply by 5pm on Tuesday 19th January 2021. 

Interview Dates:

MS Teams – 2nd and 3rd February 2021

You are welcome to contact Lead Planning Manager, Kelly Harris, for an informal discussion about the vacancies by calling 01902 696317 or by e-mailing k.harris@sstaffs.gov.uk

Please note, as a Council we support flexible, agile and homeworking (subject to business need), so if this is a consideration for you, we invite you to apply and would welcome discussion around this.

For further information and how to apply visit our website https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/find-a-job/current-vacancies.cfm .

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