1566183 Grade 7 Up to 20 Team Leaders Senior Strategy and Policy Advisors – Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government – Applied who can get housing benefit

Successful candidates for roles based in our 2 marsham street building must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check and the process can take up to 8 weeks to complete.

You are therefore required to complete the attached annex A form (PART A ONLY) and either email the signed version directly to hrsharedservices@communities.Gsi.Gov.Uk. Alternatively, you can post the completed form to DCLG HR, ground floor, rosebrae court, woodside ferry approach, birkenhead, CH41 6DU. This will be processed in cases only where the candidate should be successful in applying for the post. The remainder will be securely destroyed.

Please note that successful candidates will need to pass the CTC security checks – this requires you to have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.Who can get housing benefit

please refer to the attached document “DCLG notes on security clearance” for further information on counter terrorism clearance (CTC). Thank you. Background

Do you want to be part of the work to build the homes this country needs? Do you want to have a real impact on peoples’ lives, by delivering radical and long lasting reforms to fix the broken housing market? Do you want to consider where people live and make those places better? Do you want to take the next step in your career which raises your visibility across and beyond government?

We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious team leaders (grade 7s) to join the housing and planning group in the department for communities and local government. The housing and planning group is responsible for developing and implementing policies that support the government’s ambition to fix the broken housing market and make sure everyone has a safe, stable affordable home.Who can get housing benefit we recently published the housing white paper and we now need talented individuals to help us deliver on ministers’ ambition to build many more houses, of the type people want to live in, in the places they want to live. We are working on a social housing green paper, a top to bottom review of social housing. There are opportunities to work across the group to take forward policy development on a range of ministerial priorities.

• A range of financial and commercial programmes, to get more homes built across a range of tenures, such as the £3 billion home building fund, financial guarantees, the recently announced £2.3 billion housing infrastructure fund, and the £8.6 billion help to buy equity loan scheme

Homelessness, leasehold & private renting and social housing leads on the government’s ambition to deliver safe and secure homes.Who can get housing benefit colleagues across the divisions work on projects and programmes related to:

Land & housing delivery looks to significantly shift the speed and way in which the government disposes of its land, and to unlock the development of tens of thousands of new homes. This is part of the department’s wider strategy to fix the broken housing market. Colleagues across three divisions work on projects and programmes such as:

• the £1.7bn accelerated construction programme which sees government developing its land in partnership with the private sector to deliver up to 15,000 housing starts by march 2020, and increase the use of innovative construction techniques

• disposing of surplus public sector land with capacity for 160,000 homes by march 2020, working with departments across whitehall to deliver this. And collaborating with local authorities on a parallel ambition to release their surplus land with capacity for a further 160,000 homes within the same timescale.Who can get housing benefit

Planning – responsible for delivery of planning policy to support housing and economic growth while also protecting the natural environment. The planning system is one of the key tools the government has to deliver sustainable growth including new housing. Its speed, effectiveness and the behaviours of the people that operate within it, and those that make use of it, are critical to overall economic success.

These are exciting and challenging roles at the heart of the government’s growth agenda. The roles are likely to involve opportunities to work with ministers and senior officials across whitehall, as well as engagement with a wide range of external partners including business and local government. Post holders will also work collaboratively with colleagues across the planning and housing directorates as well as closely with legal colleagues and analysts.Who can get housing benefit

The post-holder will have the opportunity to work flexibly across divisions and have the opportunity to develop core policy skills including ministerial briefing, submissions and parliamentary business. They will be expected to provide top quality parliamentary question, contributions for speeches and briefing packs so that ministers have the information they need to drive the policy forward. They will also be required to represent the department and policy areas at internal and external events. Key responsibilities

We are looking for grade 7s with varied skill sets who want to be involved in leading, developing and delivering policy at the heart of the government’s housing agenda. Successful candidates will be key members of their divisions, working to shape, support and deliver the government’s housing policy.Who can get housing benefit DCLG expects g7s to:

• the post holder will have the opportunity to work with other key government departments, such as HMT and DWP, and colleagues across housing & planning group to shape the shared policy thinking on the relationship between housing benefit, housing supply, home ownership and quality and plan future joint strategic interventions

We are looking for g7s with varied skill sets who want to be involved in leading, developing and delivering policy at the heart of the government’s housing agenda. Successful candidates will be key members of their divisions, working to shape, support and deliver the government’s housing policy.

DCLG expects g7s to demonstrate leadership and ownership of specific policy and projects. We are looking for individuals who are flexible and resilient, able to work at pace, and keep a clear view of the big picture while delivering specific policy responsibilities.Who can get housing benefit you will need to be closely tuned in to emerging agendas across government and the housing sector to allow you to identify and resolve new policy and strategic issues. You will use your influence across whitehall and the sector to shape and deliver your programme of work.

All staff in DCLG are expected to take an active role in the corporate life of the department, contributing both to their own personal development (eg through the learning opportunities available through the core curriculum, participating in relevant staff networks and events) and supporting the DCLG vision of a streamlined, smarter and stronger department.

• seeing the big picture – lead competency (choose one issue which you think is really important in relation to housing e.G. Lack of housing supply, homelessness or opposition to new development.Who can get housing benefit if you had 5 minutes to brief the new housing minister what would you say?)