Policy Advisor (Housing)

Policy Advisor (Housing)
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £28,829 - £34,899 per annum + exclusive benefits
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B91 3SD.

Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.
Closes: 23rd January 2021

Are you a Town Planner or Planning Officer looking for a policy development role? Do you want to shape and deliver housing policy for the West Midlands? This is an opportunity to contribute your expertise to one of the most exciting and innovative policy and delivery agendas in the UK today.

Your new role as a Policy Advisor will see you working across the Housing & Regeneration Directorate, leading, developing and delivering on regional policies across a broad range of subjects.

Initially, your work will include (but won't be limited to) Advanced Manufacturing in Construction, WMCA's Regional Design Charter and Zero Carbon Homes.

Our policy agenda is broad, and continually developing, as we respond to the needs of our stakeholders and interpret national policy.

Some challenging ambitions you can be part of, include the delivery of more affordable homes, supporting town and city centre recovery, helping to create the conditions for economic growth, delivering the zero carbon agenda and working with authorities to help deliver their statutory local plans.

Your research, analysis and policy development will help us to deliver real change in the region.

Your enthusiasm for engagement, listening and discussion will ensure that our policies are developed through a collaborative process.

West Midlands Combined Authority's Housing & Land Team is developing the UK's most successful, innovative and delivery focused housing and regeneration programme, combining the very best of the public and private sectors to drive inclusive growth in all parts of the region.

The team is at the forefront of implementing WMCA's inclusive growth mission, and demonstrating the links between housing, skills, transport, health and economic growth; a whole team approach that combines working with local councils, LEPs, Whitehall and the private sector sits front and centre of our way of working.

Our overall aim and ambition: “to enable the delivery of 215,000 new homes by 2031, significantly increasing the proportion of affordable housing and driving new quality and design benchmarks”.

What will you be doing?

, Be the first point of contact on matters relating to our strategy for Advanced Manufacturing in Construction, Zero Carbon Homes and the Regional Design Charter
, Work across all relevant WMCA Directorates on other priority projects (e.g.

affordable housing, commercial and employment land, town/city centre recovery and regeneration) to help secure agreed outputs
, Prepare work programmes for project-based work to ensure that work is completed on time identifying short, medium- and long-term deliverables
, Support the business planning activity of the Housing & Regeneration Directorate
, Work in collaboration with the Director of Housing & Regeneration and Head of Policy (Housing & Regeneration) on briefings, presentations and advice to senior politicians and executives across the region and in Whitehall on housing, land and regeneration delivery matters
, Secure effective support from our graduates on task-based work as appropriate

About you

You will have some experience in a policy role - including research - you'll likely come from a Planning or Town planner role or understand planning in the area of housing and regeneration.

The policy work at the WMCA is enabling and collaborative, so being able to build good relationships across the organisation and with a wide range of stakeholders is key.

You will be the first point of contact on your key areas of responsibility so there is a clear opportunity for you to develop and grow, and to develop other policy areas.

You will be delivery-focused, able to deliver policy outcomes and find creative solutions to long-held problems and challenges of securing private sector investment into difficult sites.

Having a can-do, growth mindset, a willingness to learn and asking informed questions will help you succeed.

You will be able to embrace new policy ideas and have an interest in unlocking the real estate potential of previously developed sites that are not in use in the region.

Apply today or get in touch to have an informal chat

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we've shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together.

Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands - that's our reason for being here and it drives every move we make.

We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region - a happier, healthier, better-connected place to live and work.

About your application

The online Application Form you'll be asked to complete plays a key part in our recruitment and selection process.

We use the information you provide to decide whether to invite you for an interview.

It is important that you complete the Application Form as fully and accurately as possible.

You will be asked to upload a Supporting Statement (not a CV) and this should include specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for the role for which you are applying.

Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our online application site.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £28829.00 - £34899.00 per annum + + exclusive benefits
  • Location: Birmingham, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2022-01-04 11:33:04 -

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