Housing Strategy Officer

Leamington Spa
17.22 - 17.22 GBP Hourly + GBP17.22/hour
21 Jun 2018
19 Jul 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Main responsibilities - Give a maximum of eight brief descriptions of what the main responsibilities are and assign time percentage values against each one.

To effectively manage and review the Council's Joint Commissioning Partnership and Joint Venture Partnership to facilitate the provision of new affordable housing and to ensure that the identification and development of sites provides good value for money and meets the Council's strategic priorities and objectives.

To proactively identify sites and then to negotiate with planning, Registered Providers and Private Developers in respect of housing developments and other new developments to meet the needs as identified within the Housing Strategy, Local Plan and Strategic Housing Market Assessment.
To represent Warwick District Council in negotiations, discussions, meetings and consultations both internally and with various external agencies, to ensure that the housing needs of the community are monitored and that housing resources are maximised.

To develop and foster productive working relationships with internal and external partners, particularly, Statutory and Voluntary Agencies, Registered Providers, Property Developers, and the Homes and Community Agency to secure the effective use of sites and the development of sites to meet housing need across all tenures in the District.

To assist in the development of policies, strategies (including planning policies; housing and homeless strategies and sustainable community strategy) and initiatives which address housing and support needs, maximising housing opportunities across all tenures.

Ensure that S106s agreements are adhered to, commuted sums paid in accordance with the S106s agreements and 100% nominations secured on all housing sites where affordable housing provision is triggered.

To ensure that reviews/research is undertaken/commissioned to enable an accurate assessment of the housing needs within the district, which will then be reflected within the Housing Strategy and Local Plan policies.

To accurately record all affordable housing stock in the District via a database and ensure that this is regularly updated and complete statistical returns both internal and external e.g. Service Area Plan and ELASH return to central government