Community Led Housing Enabling Assistant

Salary: £23,152 - £25,542 per annum (Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience)

Contract Type: Full Time - 37 hours per week

Contract Length: Temporary Contract - 2 Years

Are you passionate about delivering affordable homes to meet the needs of local communities?

Do you thrive on finding new opportunities to influence the best possible outcome for residents in housing need?

As Community Led Housing Enabling Assistant, you will be part of a small team responsible for delivering all forms of housing in Rother. Primarily, you will assist the Housing Enabling & Development Officer in providing vital enabling services to increase the provision of new Community Led affordable housing.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Sussex Community Housing Hub, neighbourhood planning groups, parish councils, Community Land Trusts, and community groups to facilitate the delivery of affordable housing across the District
  • Working with all stakeholders involved in the delivery of Community Led Housing to bring forward development projects
  • Assisting on negotiations through the planning process to maximise and secure delivery of affordable housing on sites across the district
  • Working closely with colleagues in Housing & Regeneration, Planning and Legal services, as well as with Landowners, Developers and Registered Providers
  • Assisting with the delivery of the councils Housing Development Strategy which is currently being created.

Skills and Experience:

  • Effectively support projects and be experienced at balancing competing priorities
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent communication and administration skills and be computer literate
  • Knowledge of affordable housing is desirable as is knowledge of the workings of community led housing and local government in general
  • Support the creation and management of tools and processes to build an accurate picture of housing need across the district to parish level. This may include managing a waiting list
  • Support the wider Housing service with all data entry, collection, interpretation and reporting requirements to aid delivery of new CLH sites.

What Rother District Council can offer you

We take pride in offering an excellent employee experience, with benefits including:

  • a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement plus statutory holidays
  • membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • flexible and hybrid working arrangements subject to service requirements
  • a clear career pathway and continuing professional development opportunities
  • a range of staff benefits to help you boost your wellbeing and make your money go further

If you believe that this sounds like the job for you, we would love to hear from you. If you would like an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Graeme Quinnell, Housing Enabling & Development Officer on: 07783880998 or via email:

The full job description and application form are available to download below.

Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on: Monday 27th May 2024

Interviews will be held from: Monday 10th June 2024

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and community sectors.

Closing Date: May 27, 2024 at Midnight

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