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Reference: 60378

Date Added: 13 April 2017
Closing Date: 1 May 2017

Job Title: Strategy & Policy Advisers, Housing Strategy (HEO)

Working For: Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

Location: London

Salary: £31,655 - £36,050 (London)

Job Details

Do you want to be part of the Department working to build the homes this country needs? Do you want to have a real impact on peoples’ lives, by delivering bold and long lasting reforms to fix the broken housing market? Do you want to take the next step in your career that strengthens your ability to think strategically and deliver cutting edge policy?

The Department for Communities and Local Government is looking for enthusiastic and ambitious Strategy and Policy Advisers (Higher Executive Officer level) in the Housing Strategy team. The team was responsible for producing the highly anticipated and ambitious Housing White Paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market’, and we now need new team members to help us deliver it. The team has unique exposure to ministers, Special Advisers and senior officials, as well as HM Treasury and Number 10. It supports the Department to develop and implement policies to deliver the Secretary of State’s ambition to fix our broken housing market.

The fast-paced roles will cover a range of responsibilities from leading on aspects of the implementation of the Housing White Paper, developing the Department’s strategy for engaging with housing stakeholders and communications campaigns, and providing policy development and challenge on a range of diverse projects. You will have the opportunity to work on exciting and wide-ranging issues including the implications of leaving the European Union on housing, how we can make housing more affordable for low income groups, and developing a negotiation strategy for the Department with the Treasury ahead of fiscal events. A strategic thinker and strong communicator, you will provide excellent support to Ministers through parliamentary briefing and correspondence on a wide range of housing issues. There may also be opportunities to task manage or line manage within the team.

Applications should be submitted through the Civil Service Jobs website at:


Closing Date: 1 May 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Closing date for applications is the 1st May 2017, you will then be required to complete pre-sift assessment tests by 8th May 2017. Successful candidates will then be subject to further assessment at a panel based interview in London which will be confirmed for mid May.

Application Details

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1537836


Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-communities-and-local-government

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