Salary: £18,000 - £35,000
Homes England is the new national housing agency, recently launched to play a major role in fixing the housing market and enabling delivery of homes that our country needs.
Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.
We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floor space and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Our investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses.
We own public land, which we sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which we overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.
We also regulate social housing providers (mostly housing associations) in England. We do this to protect social housing assets – making sure that social homes remain available to tenants, and that the taxpayers’ investment in those homes is protected.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
Homes England was launched by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2018. Homes England is the trading name of Homes and Communities Agency. To find out more about what we do please visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england.
We are looking for a talented Communications Officer to inform industry and public audiences about the work we’re doing to get more homes built around the country. You will be part of a small team of communications specialists based in our regional offices and we want to hear from candidates who have the confidence, resilience and ability to hit the ground running during a period of transformation for our organisation.
The successful candidate will take the initiative in seeking imaginative ways to generate proactive coverage for our work, as part of longer-term handling strategies that set the agenda across the full range of channels.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious communications team and work at the heart of an organisation playing a leading role in fixing the broken housing market.
For more information on the role and how to apply, please visit the Civil Service Jobs page:
https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi (Select ‘Organisation’, and then scroll down to ‘Homes and Communities Agency’)
Please note – we do not accept CVs as a form of application