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Enabling Programme Manager

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/09/2018 09:42
£39,002 to £41,846, pro rata to hours worked
Hours per week:
18.5 hours
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road offices, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
18 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Enabling Programme Manager

Summary of Post

You will prepare, deliver and manage affordable housing projects and other initiatives with a wide range of stakeholders, maximising the supply of affordable housing to meet the needs of the people in the District through a variety of ways.

You will be responsible for managing a small team of officers to secure the delivery of the right type and quantity of affordable housing required to meet the needs of people in South Gloucestershire.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and project manager, with experience of housing development, preferably with a local authority or registered housing provider.

This post is a job share, part time 18.5 hours per week and a limited term contract ending July 2020.

Interviews likely to take place on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Using your professional technical expertise and experience contribute to the development, delivery and monitoring of the Council’s strategic housing objectives, targets and planning policy, with specific responsibility for the management and monitoring of the affordable housing programme, performance reporting and government returns.

Working with partners and private developers you will manage affordable housing negotiations on private developments, and promote 100% affordable housing schemes on private and council owned sites using Homes England and other funding.

Promote the wider range of housing functions the team is responsible for including specialised housing such as ExtraCare, supported housing, housing delivery, Self Build and rural exceptions.

To maximise all funding opportunities – particularly government funded programmes, e.g. Affordable Homes Programme, Build to Rent, Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund, CCG funding and lead on specific new housing initiatives.

To keep up to date with changes to legislation and policy framework and provide specialist training for the team and other decision makers in an appropriate and timely manner.

To appraise and negotiate all planning applications above the policy threshold where affordable housing is required; including major or contentious applications to optimise the delivery of the council’s strategic housing objectives, as part of the whole, resolving matters of principle or detail and achieving appropriate planning gain in the interests of the community.

To prepare and/ or commission, and present evidence on behalf of the council at major appeals or Public Inquiries.

Contribute to cross-service multi-disciplinary project teams, and take a project manager role when required e.g. Strategic Housing Market Assessment, Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment, and representing the Council on others e.g. West of England Enabling Group, HomesWest (WoE), HomesWest (South Glos).

Working closely with the council’s senior and corporate management teams, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with key partners and political and external bodies and local enterprise partnerships, e.g. Homes England, Registered Providers, other UAs and key landowner and developer partners.

To support the Council’s Member Representatives on a range of local, regional and partnerships as required.

To engage with local communities to incorporate their views and understanding into the delivery and vision of the Housing Strategy and strategic development plan.

Deputise for the Strategic Housing Enabling Manager in providing a professional and customer-focused housing enabling service to the residents of South Gloucestershire.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Degree or equivalent in a relevant Housing or Planning discipline or equivalent experience within a specialist field such as Planning, Housing or Land/ Property Management.

Substantial experience of leading and managing complex negotiations according to policy on large strategic development sites to set timescales and demonstrating excellent customer service.

Demonstrate ability to problem solve complex projects, influence customers and make appropriate decisions within a timely manner.

Comprehensive knowledge of the relevant Housing and Planning legislation and regulatory framework for the provision of the service.

Excellent planning, organisation, communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.

Excellent communication and time management skills with ability to build and maintain good customer relationships.

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


Experience of change and budget management

Good Microsoft Office skills

Additional Information

For an informal discussion, once you have read the job summary, please contact Claire Wood, Enabling Programme Manager on 01454 865619 or email claire.wood@southglos.gov.uk

This post is a job share, part time 18.5 hours per week and a limited term contract ending July 2020.

Interviews likely to take place on Wednesday 3 October 2018.

The post holder will be expected to attend occasional evening meetings.

Use of a vehicle

If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Salary: £39,002 to £41,846 pro rata to hours worked

Hours: 18.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 23 September 2018

Vacancy Ref: ECS1253/835/SS

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

As a manager you will be expected to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate your staff to achieve.

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