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Reference: 60380

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

Job Title: Senior Strategy & Policy Advisers, Housing Strategy (Grade 7)

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

Location: London

Salary: £49,525 - £58,806 (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 Senior Strategy and Policy Advisers (Grade 7) to help deliver the Housing White Paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market’.

Your responsibilities will include, but not be confined to:

  • Horizon scanning to identify and assess risks and opportunities from across the department and external sources to identify key policy issues and gaps;
  • Developing innovative ideas to improve ways of working across the Housing and Planning Group and ensure the department has a strategic and coherent approach to the housing agenda;
  • Working with teams to oversee and challenge the incubation of policy ideas to develop into viable proposals, ranging from tackling homelessness to planning for the UK to leave the European Union;
  • Leading on the development of policy and delivery of cross-team projects to deliver ministerial priorities;
  • Developing strong working relationships with private office, officials across Government and external stakeholders to help progress the housing agenda. For example, this could include negotiating with Treasury on fiscal events to delivering a major public communications campaign on housing.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to shape, influence and deliver the Government’s ambitious housing objectives. You will be able to deliver at pace, engage confidently with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels, draw on others’ expertise and experience to develop your approach, apply critical judgement to make decisions, and negotiate and influence effectively.

Applications should be submitted through the Civil Service Jobs website:


Closing Date: 1 May 2017

Interview/Start Dates

There will then be a numerical and verbal assessment test.

Sift date: commencing 4th May

Interviews: Week commencing 8th May

Location: 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

Application Details

For more information or to apply see the Civil Service Jobs website:


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

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