Policy and Innovation Officer (2 posts)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/03/2019 23:59
£32,233 - £36,153 per annum, pro rata
Hours per week:
37 and 20.5 hours per week
Job Category:
Policy/ Research
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Employment Location:
YHN House, Newcastle upon Tyne
Closing date:
29 Mar
Further Information

At YHN our vision is to be ‘First for Housing’. We have bold plans for the future and our people are key to us achieving our goals, so we want to attract the very best.

We manage more than 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and provide a huge range of support services to our customers. From benefits and money advice to providing a repairs and maintenance service and supporting customers with their tenancies, we strive to make living easier.

Our new business strategy, Destination 2022, sets out how we’re going to achieve our vision. The journey to Destination 2022 is guided by our values - Ready, Amazing, Revolutionary, Energetic - we live and breathe them and they shape how we work day to day.

We offer a forward thinking and open environment where our people are empowered to make a difference, coupled with competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits.

These benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave allowance, local government pension scheme and access to extensive learning and development opportunities plus regular support from your manager.

The Role:
As Policy and Innovation Officer, you will be responsible for delivering wide-ranging policy support across the business. Your fast-paced and challenging workload will include providing support to the Executive Team on national policy issues, developing and implementing policies and strategies that support YHN’s vision to be ‘first for housing’ and taking forward YHN’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. With ambitions to be a leader in our field, we want to be at the forefront of innovation and new developments. Your role will be to seek out innovation that can benefit YHN and its customers.

The Person:
You will be a highly motivated self-starter with a keen interest in the public policy agenda, a high degree of political sensitivity and experience of working with senior colleagues and partner/stakeholder organisations. You will be able to maintain a collaborative approach and build strong relationships across the organisation.

You will have experience of developing policies and strategies in a complex environment, ideally within social housing, but more important is the ability to influence others to deliver change. It is essential that you have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong research and analytical skills, and the ability to prioritise your workload to ensure deadlines are met.

Most of our full-time vacancies are available on a job share basis, if you want to discuss this option for this vacancy or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Helen Bell, Policy and Innovation Manager on 0191 211 6618 or email: yhnjobs@newcastle.gov.uk

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YHN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.