Job of the Week

This week's job of the week is:

Senior Partnership and Delivery Officer - 000008W1

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  • Full Time (37 hours per week)
  • Permanent
  • £28,608 - £35,933 per year
  • Closing Date - 11 November 2019

Providing homes to meet the local need is a top priority for the Council, and has been since its creation in 2009. 

Recently, the Council has decided to take a more active role in delivery, by setting an ambitious target to directly provide 1,000 new homes (including affordable and open market housing) by May 2021.

A core element of this centres on the provision of new, high quality affordable homes to rent and buy and the Council has recently created a dedicated Delivery Team, whom are tasked with providing the first 350 new social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership homes.

They are also working on the longer-term goal of having a delivery pipeline that could provide an average of over 200 affordable homes per annum, in the coming years.

To help us achieve our ambition, we are looking to recruit an additional Senior Partnerships & Delivery Officer, to join the Delivery Team as we strive towards providing the next generation of ‘Council housing’.

In this important role, you will use your knowledge of the development sector to identify sites and secure land, as well as commission design, professional services - and ultimately, construction of new affordable homes.

You will also use your skills of negotiation to work with the private sector to secure a pipeline of ‘s106’ and ‘off the shelf’ homes for delivery within the Housing Revenue Account, to supplement the homes built directly by the Council.

You will share our ambition to provide exceptional quality affordable housing that respects Cornwall’s character and setting, and helps to improve and support the sustainability of our communities and the local environment.

You will be highly skilled in delivery and play a key role in appraising a range of development opportunities. You will also advise the wider Housing Service on development economics, the planning process, and opportunities for delivering a range of homes to meet shared objectives.

The role will also see you working closely with the Council’s Affordable Housing and Planning Teams, as well as seeking national investment to support growth in Cornwall, in partnership with Homes England.

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