Person Specification


Requirement Criteria
Degree or professional member standard in a relevant profession Formal education and experience Desirable
Experience in the development of residential and mixed use schemes (from site acquisition to occupation) Essential
Experience of procuring housing-related services and acting as the Client in this capacity Essential
Work experience in local authority or housing association development team Essential
Knowledge of capital and revenue funding requirements for the delivery of additional affordable housing Essential
Knowledge of site acquisition issues such as land valuations and Section 106 agreements authority or housing association development team Essential
Knowledge of central and local government policy and good practice advice on the provision of new affordable housing Work experience in local authority Desirable
Ability to project manage effectively in order to ensure a timely delivery of a project Essential
Ability to develop excellent relationships and negotiate with partners effectively to address conflicting priorities and achieve shared Goals Essential
Ability to undertake site viability work and cash flow modelling Essential
Ability to communicate orally to convey complex information and encourage input from others Essential
Ability to write clear and concise reports recommending ways forward Essential
Ability to engage with the general public during consultation, be sympathetic to their views, whilst making the Council’s case and winning over public support Essential
Ability to carry out presentations to Elected Members, staff and during consultation exercises to the general public Essential
Proactive and positive attitude to achieve desired outcomes Essential
Able to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues Essential
Able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the project Essential
Able to attend evening meetings Essential
Able to represent the Council at meetings, conferences etc. out of the office Essential
Full current driving licence and access to reliable vehicle Essential