Legislation, Strategy and Projects Officer
Fixed Term / Secondment contract for 2 years - Full Time
£38,766 - £40,653 per annum (PO3)
Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
Our Benefits and Housing Needs Service has responsibility for the administration of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction awards, as well as homelessness prevention and relief, the provision of temporary accommodation, the procurement/acquisition/supply of property, the Council’s housing waiting list, social and private lettings and the provision of housing advice and options and discretionary awards. We merged the two distinct service areas to enable effective, holistic delivery of our service to residents.
The service has a Legislation, Strategy and Projects Team, with a diverse remit and involved in a wide range of activities, advising and working with colleagues in the service and across the council.
We are searching for an exceptional individual to bring their specialist knowledge and experience to complement the team’s existing skill base. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced homelessness policy professional to join a respected team at one of the UK's leading Councils at a time when the demands of delivering high quality services have never been more challenging.
We are looking for a good communicator who can bring experience of researching and drafting homelessness and lettings policies, someone who is capable of meeting challenging timescales and working collaboratively with colleagues. We are expecting a candidate who is committed to improving service delivery and influencing and lobbying on housing and homelessness issues.
You will be politically aware and have a broad understanding of the Housing, Homelessness and Welfare Reform agenda in both a national and local context.
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At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-
For more information please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification.
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing date: Sunday 30 September 2018 (22:59 hrs)
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.