London Housing Directors’ Group
Starting salary: £36,673 per annum
Length: 12 Month Fixed Term contract with a view to extension subject to funding (suitable for secondment opportunities)
Job Ref: LC0823
Who we are
The London Housing Directors’ Group is a network of senior housing officers from across London’s 33 local authorities. Collectively the group’s members manage 390,000 council homes and are responsible for delivering on London local authorities’ ambitions to create better housing outcomes for all residents.
The London Housing Directors’ Group exists to help London’s local authorities deliver better housing outcomes for Londoners by providing a platform for identifying and sharing best practice and innovation, taking forward shared programmes and facilitating collaboration to tackle shared challenges.
The group is hosted by London Councils and has developed and oversees a number of shared and ambitious housing projects on behalf of London local authorities. It also convenes a number of forums to discuss strategic housing issues, develops research and analysis, and leads stakeholder engagement on behalf of London local authority housing officers.
The group has a big agenda and works across many policy challenges. It is currently taking forward major initiatives to support the decarbonisation of all London properties, expand the supply of affordable homes, raise standards in temporary accommodation and help ensure high performing services for council tenants. The successful candidate will help drive forward these key priorities and support London local authorities to achieve better housing outcomes across the capital.
Principal Policy and Projects Officer
We are seeking a highly motivated and organised Principal Policy and Projects Officer to support the work of the London Housing Directors’ Group. The successful applicant will have an enthusiasm for creating positive change and finding solutions to help address London’s housing crisis.
The appointed officer will provide project management support to ensure the successful delivery and oversight of pan-London programmes, while also providing convening, research and communications support. They will support work across a range of housing-related matters, from building safety to homelessness, and housing development to supporting the provision of safe accommodation for people fleeing domestic violence.
This post offers an opportunity to work across some of the biggest challenges facing London, support innovative programmes and gain experience of working with senior officials from across the sector. We are looking for candidates with good organisational skills, an ability to work effectively with networks and strong communications and research ability that can help to further the work of the group and help to create better outcomes for Londoners.
What you’ll do
The London Housing Directors’ Group has a varied and exciting programme of work, delivering research, joint projects and policy advocacy to help local authorities address the challenges caused by London’s housing crisis. You will have an:
- Ability to prioritise, plan and manage projects, contributing to and supporting project teams working on complex policy projects and taking personal responsibility your work.
- Ability to organise, build networks and maintain effective relationships with key contacts.
- Highly developed communications skills with evidence of success in preparing reports and other documents on policy issues.
- Research skills to undertake policy and research projects.
- Ability to represent borough Housing Directors and London Councils at external meetings and contribute to consultations on behalf of London local government.
- Demonstrable ability to anticipate and understand the strategic significance of key policy issues to London local government.
- Ability to work closely with communications experts to shape communications and media activity, ensure effective co-ordination of information to member authorities and increase policy influence.
How to Apply
Apply for this role at: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/qx0qtgirtw
To ensure fairness, your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 11 July 2022
Interview Date: w/c 18 July 2022
London Councils is committed to equality of opportunities. As users of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post.
You must have the right to work in the UK. London Councils is unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.