Project Officer - Housing Growth (Grade 12 post) - INTERNAL

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Growth & Regeneration
Huddersfield and surrounding areas
Grade 12

£38,553 - £40,578

To apply for this job you must be an employee of Kirklees Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date - and have successfully completed your probationary period. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.

Hybrid working - home and Huddersfield based.

There are up to 3 jobs available for this role.

Kirklees has an ambitious housing development programme to deliver sustainable and mixed communities across the district. The Housing Growth Team are responsible for delivering the district’s ambitious Housing Growth plan on its own sites, alongside privately owned sites by working with key partners, services, developers and funders to unlock sites and build a mix of new homes including affordable, specialist and market housing, and promoting low carbon technologies and modern methods of construction.

The driving force behind the products and projects delivered is the overriding sense of satisfaction which comes from knowing that the work undertaken makes a tangible difference to our residents and businesses.

We are currently looking for Housing Growth Officers to lead on and support the delivery of projects and programmes of work related to housing growth. The projects the team work on are varied, and there are opportunities to work on strategic urban extensions, specialist housing, and the repurposing of landmark and historic buildings.

Your role will involve taking a lead on work of different housing growth projects of varying complexity and scale, alongside line and project management of other team members to deliver successful outcomes. The work and pace is challenging and rewarding; you will have the support of a close, high performing and supportive team.

A detailed understanding of project management techniques along with housing development and growth are essential for this role. 

Self-sufficient, organised and motivated, you’ll be used to working in a fast paced environment with multiple deadlines.  Your technical skills will be matched by your people skills and ability to work well in a team; communication and report writing skills are also key.

We offer a flexible working environment, supportive team and managers as well as a commitment to your personal and career development 

We need talented and ambitious people to join our team; we look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please submit your CV and answer the four questions below demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role (word limit of 500 words per question). 

Please describe your relevant project management experience

Please describe your procurement and commissioning experience

Please describe your technical expertise in relation to this job

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13 October 2022, 12:00 PM

This vacancy is closed to applications.