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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
11/12/2020 12:00
Grade 6 (22-25) £27,041 - £29,577
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre/Agile Working
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Closing date:
11 Dec

Further information

Sunderland’s Vision is that by 2023 we will be a connected, international city with opportunities for all. To support delivery of this Vision, we are taking forward some exciting key projects within the Housing Service and have a number of exciting new opportunities where your role could play a key part in developing and delivering housing services that will improve housing for the residents within the City.

We have recently completed the development of our 5-Year Housing Delivery and Investment Plan. This will see more affordable homes built and secure the acquisition of existing empty homes which will be brought back into use as affordable homes. This will have a positive effect on our neighbourhoods and generate improvements within all sectors of housing across the City.

Development Officer - Grade 6 (£27,041 - £29,577), (Permanent)

You will support the Development Manager in the successful delivery of the Housing Delivery and Investment Plan, consisting of both new-build and refurbishment projects.
You will be responsible for assisting with the identification and appraisal of pipeline projects, including identifying development opportunities which meet the Council’s financial viability and build quality criteria in accordance with our Housing Delivery and Investment Plan. This may be housing sites or individual properties. You will support the completion of feasibility studies on potential housing sites and carry out viability appraisals using ProVal software.

You will assist with submitting funding bids to Homes England and managing grant allocations using Homes England’s Investment Management System (IMS).
Supporting the Technical Coordinator in the preparation of design solutions, specifications, bills of quantities, drawings and all other contract and tender documents for contractors and consultants for related projects, you will also be involved in the selection of consultants and contractors through a range of contractual and procurement mechanisms.
You will contribute Design Team Meetings consisting of land, design, technical, commercial and construction professionals, relevant external consultants and internal officers. You will also monitor the cash requirements of the development programme, ensuring forecasts are accurate, up to date and timely and provide reports to the Development Manager as required.

Contributing to the development, implementation and review of policies and procedures, you will also enhance service delivery and increase customer satisfaction.

You will be an experienced housing development officer, preferably with a background in the social housing sector.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.
For an informal discussion please contact Amanda Gallagher, Development Manager at amanda.gallagher@sunderland.gov.uk or 07887 687903.

Interviews are scheduled to take place 14th & 15th January 2021.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact Operational HR Services by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Application forms must be received by noon on Friday 11 December 2020.

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