Bristol, City of Bristol
Holborn, Greater London
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Between £42,000 - £46,100 per annum depending on location
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Policy Leader

Salary: London - Between £42,00 - £46,100 + Excellent Benefits, National - per annum + Excellent Benefits

Location: London, Bristol and Manchester

Contract: Permanent

The National Housing Federation (NHF) is the voice of housing associations in England. We are the trade body to almost 600 housing associations, who have grown from philanthropic roots to provide 2.6 million homes to around 6 million people. 

Housing associations are not for profit social landlords, and are the largest providers of homes for social rents in the country. Housing associations build around a quarter of new homes every year, including almost all new social housing.

In this role you will shape and lead a long term programme of policy work on the supply of new homes, particularly social homes across England. You will work closely with our members – the nation’s largest developers of social housing – drawing on their frontline expertise and experience to shape and respond to government policy. 

You will help our members secure the public investment, private finance, land and planning permission they need to build new homes. And you will hold our relationships with high profile external stakeholders including senior Government officials. There is also the possibility of line management responsibility for one or more policy officers / assistants, and a chance to lead work across other policy areas as required. 

You will not necessarily be a policy expert in all areas of housing supply yet, but you will be passionate about social housing and the role of housing assocations in helping solve the housing crisis. You will have experience of shaping and leading a strategic and successful programme of policy work. You will be comfortable representing the NHF to senior stakeholders in Government, our members and elsewhere with credibility, expertise and political judgement. And you will be a strong collaborator, able to lead colleagues across the organization to deliver on our policy priorities. 

The NHF has recently published its equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, which was co-created with staff. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we value the contribution each individual makes to our work.  The NHF is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the society in which we live and encourage applications from people of all different backgrounds, regardless of all protected characteristics or social background. 

We are a disability confident employer and if you are a disabled person who demonstrates you meet the skills and experience we consider essential for the role, we will offer you an interview.

Closing date for applications: 3 February 2021

Please note: if we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert, before the closing date

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National Housing Federation

The National Housing Federation is the voice of affordable housing in England. We believe that everyone should have the home they need at a pri... Read more

Posted on: 11 January 2021
Closed date: 02 February 2021
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