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Enabling Project Officer

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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 21/05/2019 23:59
£28,785 - £31,371 (pro-rated to hours worked)
Hours per week:
22.5 hours
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
21 May

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

To support the Enabling Programme Manager, as part of the Strategic Housing Enabling Team, in enabling a supply of affordable housing to meet the needs of people in the district through a variety of ways.

This post is part time 22.5 hours and a limited term contract ending July 2020.

Interviews likely to take place on Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 June 2019.

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

To support the Enabling Programme Manager in achieving the Housing Strategy and Service Plan targets for enabling affordable homes each year.

To assist the Senior Enabling Officer (ExtraCare) on ExtraCare projects and other schemes for older people and any related activities.

To enable a caseload of small and medium-sized projects in partnership with housing associations, private developers and other stakeholders, to meet a range of housing needs, ensuring that all projects are cost-effective and sustainable and that they are developed to programme and within budget.

To appraise planning applications for small sites (up to 50 units) where affordable housing is required, and negotiate with developers and landowners to secure affordable housing on private developments through the planning system, in conjunction with planning officers and legal services.

To deal with assessing reserved matters planning applications against masterplans and legal agreements on large strategic sites, under the direction of the Enabling Programme Manager.

With guidance from senior officers, to contribute to cross-service multi-disciplinary project teams including those for specialist and supported housing, and take responsibility for specific actions.

To assist the Enabling Programme Manager on specific initiatives such as the rural programme, the low-cost home ownership programme and redevelopment programmes, and will carry out up to 2 x housing needs surveys per year.

To engage with local and wider communities, parish and town councils in relation to specific development proposals and affordable housing and related policies, leading on consultation events for specific sites.

To prepare committee reports relating to land disposals, deal with data collection, and provide statistics and monitoring information as required.

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.


Hold or working towards a relevant specialist or technical qualification at degree level or equivalent, or able to demonstrate equivalent level of knowledge

Experience of successfully co-ordinating projects to timescales, and demonstrating excellent customer service

Experience of monitoring and reporting on project costs.

Demonstrate ability to problem-solve, influence customers and make appropriate decisions in a timely manner

Good communication, negotiation and time management skills with ability to work flexibly and build and maintain good customer relationships.

Good literacy, analytical, numeracy and reasoning skills. Good level of general IT.

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.


Experience within a specialist field such as Planning, Housing or Land/Property Management.

Good working knowledge of the relevant Housing and Planning legislation, housing association development finance and regulatory framework for the provision of the service.

Additional Information

For further information please contact Clare Smith, Enabling Programme Manager at clare.smith2@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 868185.

This post is part time 22.5 hours and a limited term contract ending July 2020.

Interviews likely to take place on Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 June 2019.

You will be expected to attend occasional evening meetings and weekends.

Use of a vehicle

The nature of the duties of this post will 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: £28,785 - £31,371 (pro-rated to hours worked)

Hours: 22.5

Closing Date: 21st May 2019

Vacancy Ref: H90305/917/SS

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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