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Housing Policy and Performance Support Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Housing and Regeneration Department for a Policy and Performance Support Officer to join the Housing Policy and Performance Team.  This post will initially be for 12 months.

The Department is responsible for housing advice and homelessness, housing management of our 33,000 council properties, including dealing with anti-social behaviour, building safety and tenancy matters, the development of affordable housing and regeneration of estates.  

What are we looking for?

The Policy and Performance Team is a busy team focusing on developing housing strategy and policy, promoting best practice and supporting front line officers to deliver effective services. 

We are looking for a dynamic individual to lead on performance reporting and data analysis for the team.  This will include reviewing performance indicators and working across the Department to complete quarterly submissions and providing performance reports to Area Housing Panels and the Co-op Forum.  The role will also deal with FOIs, adhoc queries and will provide support to the Policy and Performance Team.  There will be opportunities to work with partners and stakeholders inside and outside the Council.    We are looking for a talented and self-motivated individual with a genuine interest in performance management and an understanding of how this can drive improvement.  You’ll need up-to-date knowledge of national housing policies and issues and will be a good communicator, have excellent report writing, numerical and analytical skills and sound IT abilities.  Full training and mentoring will be provided and there may be the opportunity to gain a data analysis qualification subject to further discussion. 

Rewards and Benefits

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements.  Please let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Sunday 30th January 2022

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 31st January 2022

Interview Date: W/C Monday 7th February 2022 – There will be a test as part of the interview process.

Useful Information:

This is a fixed term role for 12 months.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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