Project Officer (Housing Strategy & Policy)

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Job details


GBP £39,543 to £41,466 39543




Neighbourhoods & Housing



DBS Required


Contract Type

Fixed Term / Secondment - Full Time

Closing date


Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (12 months)

As a Project Officer in the Housing Strategy and Policy team you will be involved in work on innovative housing strategy, campaigns and policy, as well as drafting policy briefings, and helping build a comprehensive evidence base. You will provide policy support which will involve working with the Council’s corporate policy team, housing needs, housing management, health and wellbeing teams, as well as the Council’s regeneration teams. You will be expected to work in a flexible way within a small team on a range of housing policy issues relating to housing need, housing supply, planning and investment issues and Council responses and submissions.

We expect you to have a high level of oral, written and numerical skills and particularly the ability to analyse and summarise complex information succinctly, with the objective of delivering tangible change, promoting the objectives and policies of the Council and securing wider change.

You will also have a track record of successfully engaging with colleagues and residents – building positive and productive working relationships.

Hackney Council is at the forefront of local, regional and national housing policy development. Through our Better Renting campaign to improve the private rented sector, our work around the Housing &  Planning Act and other work we are seeking to shape and lead regional and national housing policy whilst seeking to promote good quality truly affordable housing in sustainable communities in Hackney.

The Council is undertaking an ambitious programme of regeneration across a number of housing estates and sites across the borough. We aim to transform places by building new neighbourhoods with well-designed housing, streets and public spaces. The programme is building more than 3,000 new homes over the next 10 years and will deliver badly needed new council rented, shared ownership and outright sale homes across Hackney.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date for applications: 26 January 2020

Interviews: 11 February 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.