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Job Vacancy:Housing Development Officer

Job Information


£31,224 - £34,695 p.a plus car allowance (£2,746 p.a)

Contract Type:

Permanent, Full Time


37 per week


Council Offices, Hailsham


As Housing Development Officer, you will be part of a small team that has responsibility for enabling and delivering affordable housing in the district.

You will lead on negotiations on S106 agreements, developing policy and practice on the delivery of affordable housing. This will involve working closely with colleagues in Planning and Legal, as well as Developers and Registered Providers. You will work with various other agencies and community groups to facilitate the delivery of affordable housing in the district.

You will also support the delivery of the New Build Council Housing Programme and Wealden’s Housing Company Market Housing Programme, helping to ensure the projects are delivered on time and budget within the contract terms.

You should be able to work on a project management basis, have excellent communication skills, be computer literate and have knowledge of affordable housing. Experience of working with Registered Providers, Developers, Contractors and Consultants is desirable, as is membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIOH).

If you’d like a more varied and interesting workload, think about adding your skills to ours and joining us.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime, and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description and Personal Specification.doc

Closing Date:

23 May 2018

Interview Date:

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Post Number:


Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX