We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making a Difference as a Strategic Housing Officer
Do you want to work in a successful team, delivering at pace? Are you looking for a career defining role where you can make a real difference, and contribute to accelerating the delivery of the borough’s significant growth plans?
Situated at the heart of the North West and part of the Liverpool City Region, St Helens is a borough with ambitious plans for substantial regeneration and growth over the coming years. With proposals for delivery of over 9,000 new homes by 2035, transformational town centre masterplans in development, a cutting-edge programme of active and sustainable transport infrastructure and a growing focus on the role place-making can make in addressing the impacts of climate change, there has never been a more exciting time to join our ambitious, friendly and welcoming team.
St Helens has a new Housing Strategy and Local Plan which together set out the Council’s vision for housing in the borough – Quality and Accessible Homes for All
We are now looking for an ambitious, dynamic candidate with relevant experience to lead on the development and implementation of the Council’s strategic housing initiatives.
The successful applicant will develop housing related policy and partnerships to maximise affordable housing and other housing development opportunities within the borough and help turn vision in to reality.
You will work with colleagues and partners to ensure a coherent cross-tenure approach to the Council’s housing policies and strategies and ensure our borough’s ambitious plans become reality.
You will also work across the Housing and Growth teams to achieve quality homes of the right type in the right locations to meet the needs of existing residents and those looking to move to the borough.
The above combined with our need for sustainability, working towards net zero and linking with active travel, means there has never been a more important time to get housing development right.
Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to establish strong relationships and networks with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including developers and housing professionals.
You will show a drive and commitment and a willingness to learn and adapt. In return, we offer flexible working allowing you to hybrid work from home as well as from an office setting.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For an informal discussion, please contact Lee Norman, Head of Housing, on (01744)676230 or 07765226644.
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.