Salary: Between £31,370-£35,850 per annum depending on location
Location: London, Bristol or Manchester
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.
We are recruiting two new policy officers to our 11-strong policy team.
In these role you will help policy development and influencing across our broad range of policy priorities. You will work closely with our members - drawing on their frontline expertise and experience - to shape and respond to government policy. You will build relationships with members, external stakeholders and government officials on behalf of the NHF.
You will not necessarily be a policy expert in housing yet, but you will be passionate about social housing and the role of housing associations in helping solve the housing crisis. You will have some experience of policy analysis and development, or be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to deliver this. You will be comfortable representing the NHF to stakeholders in Government, our members and elsewhere. You will be a strong collaborator, able to work with colleagues across the organization to deliver on our policy priorities.
Policy officers are flexible and can be required to work across a range of policy areas, but we are particularly looking for people with a strong interest in one or more of the following areas:
The sustainability and safety of new and existing homes
The financial and funding environment for housing associations
Resident involvement, housing management and support for tenants
Please indicate in your cover letter if you have an interest or experience in these areas.
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: 31 January 2021
Please note: if we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert, before the closing date