Salary: London – £46,100- £52,525 per annum + Excellent Benefits, National – £42,000 – £48,550 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Location: London, Bristol and Manchester
Do you want to use your expertise of the housing sector to make a difference?
Do you want to work with passionate, creative and determined people who bring their knowledge, expertise and political nous to bear on some of the most important social policy issues in England?
The National Housing Federation is the trade body for housing associations in England. Our members provide 2.6m homes for 6 million people. We are the voice of affordable housing in England, and believe that everyone should have the home they need at a price they can afford. We work at the forefront of the political debate, not only on housing, but on a wide range of other policy issues including welfare, homelessness and devolution. Our work affects the lives of millions of people across the country.
We work in a fast moving and creative environment, where your ideas and contribution will be valued and where you can make a difference. Real teamwork matters to us.
Our members are at the heart of everything we do – our success depends on employing people that have the passion and the skills to achieve the best outcomes for them.
You will lead a number of key policy areas, pushing for the changes that will help our fantastic members deliver their ambitions. This may include issues such as housing supply, housing safety and quality, regeneration, homelessness, and supported housing. You will have a sound understanding of the contribution and work of housing associations and the vital role they play in housing in England.
You will need to be flexible and adaptable, bringing your knowledge and skills to bear on key policy issues. You will have a keen eye and the ability to move between the detail and the policy big picture. You will be confident to work with the professional practitioners and experts within our members and with key advisers and government departments, seeking better, sustainable solutions to thorny issues.
You will have the credibility to represent the organisation to our members and external stakeholders. You will also be capable of prioritising what’s important and balancing longer term and immediate challenges to good effect.
This post demands strategic nous, strong people skills and the ability to work with colleagues across the organisation and with members to deliver change in a way which is inclusive and impactful.
You may have a housing background, and have an understanding of the key issues and challenges that impact on our members. What is essential is that you are committed and credible in everything you do.
The Federation is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we value the contribution each individual makes to our work. We are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the society in which we live and encourage applications from people of all different backgrounds, regardless of all protected characteristics or social background.
We are a disability confident employer and if you are a disabled person who demonstrates you meet the skills and experience we consider essential for the role, we will offer you an interview.
Please apply via our website; https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/nhf/displayjob.aspx?jobid=137
Closing date for applications: Friday 22 February 2019
Interview date: Monday 4 March 2019