Role title: Senior Policy Advisor (residents and services)
Salary: London - £43,795 per annum + Excellent Benefits National £39,900 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Location: London, Bristol or Manchester
This role is referred to within the NHF as ‘Policy Leader’ but we have advertised, as ‘senior policy advisor’ because we think this is the more commonly understood phrase for a role at this level.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is the voice of housing associations in England. We are the trade body to almost 600 housing associations – not for profit social landlords who provide 2.6 million homes to around 6 million people.
In this role you will shape and lead a long term programme of policy work on the services our members provide and their relationship with the people they house. This could include working with members and Government on implementing the proposals in the recent Social Housing White Paper, and working across policy areas including welfare reform, supported housing, health and homelessness.
You will work closely with our members and their residents, drawing on their frontline expertise and experience to shape and respond to government policy. 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 be passionate about social housing and the role of housing associations 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.
We are also open to proposals for job shares, flexible working, part time or other arrangements, which would allow you to carry out the role alongside other commitments.
Closing date for applications: 8 March 2021
Interview date: 12 March 2021
Please note: if we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert, before the closing date