Policy and Innovation Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/10/2018 23:59
£32,233 to £36,153 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Policy/ Research
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, YHN House
Closing date:
17 Oct
Further Information

At YHN, we are responsible for managing over 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and our other partners, and we aim to enable positive living for people in our homes and neighbourhoods. We are looking for people with the right mix of skills and abilities to work with us to create homes and neighbourhoods we all can be proud of and enable YHN and the community to work together to realise a brighter future. If you share this passion, a career at YHN could be for you

Policy and Innovation Officer (Fixed term until 30 April 2019)
Vacancy Number: 179822
Salary: Y6, £32,233 - £36,153 per annum
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, YHN House
Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
This post is also open to Job Share

The Role:
We are looking to recruit a Policy and Innovation Officer to join the Policy and Innovation Team working across the whole business. No two days will be the same, and you will be involved in a range of different projects and initiatives as YHN works through our transformation programme. Engagement is key and we have big ambitions in our People Strategy, so making this come to life is just one example of what you will be involved in.

The Person:
You will be a highly motivated self-starter with experience of developing policies and strategies in a complex environment. Ideally, you will have experience of working on issues relating to housing, but more important is the ability to influence others to deliver change. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to prioritise your workload to ensure deadlines are met and the ability to work across different teams. Strong research and analytical skills are essential, as is the ability to understand national, regional and local policy, and its implications for YHN is also essential.

We offer a great place to work, excellent benefits including LGPS pension scheme, flexible working from 7am to 7pm, attractive holiday entitlement, and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

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 on 0191 211 6618 or email yhnjobs@newcastle.gov.uk

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As an Arms-Length Management Organisation, YHN’s relationship with Newcastle City Council is governed by a Management Agreement. The existing Management Agreement runs until 2026.

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.