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Salary Range: £40,632 – £42,609
Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 April 2021

The Role
Hackney Council is looking for an enthusiastic consultation and engagement professional to join Hackney’s award-winning Communications, culture and engagement directorate.

The Council is leading one of the biggest direct delivery housebuilding programmes in London, completing thousands of homes itself for social rent, shared ownership and outright sale – as well as partnering with developers and housing associations that share its aspirations. These new homes are designed and built in partnership with local people, who work with the Council’s teams and architects at every stage of the housebuilding process and have first dibs on moving into them. The Mayor’s manifesto commits the Council to campaign for changes in national and regional policy that will support the further delivery of Council and social housing.

As a Senior Consultation Officer for Housing Regeneration, you will play an instrumental role in developing, implementing and evaluating consultation and engagement strategies that effectively involve residents and relevant stakeholders on estates undergoing regeneration and for smaller housebuilding projects.  You’ll develop close working relationships with regeneration project managers, ensuring they are adequately briefed about the progress of relevant consultation and engagement projects. You’ll also provide consultation advice to senior officers, members, colleagues and external partners relating to housing regeneration and other projects you’re leading on. You’ll also lead on the organisation of engagement events that effectively engage a wide range of residents living on our housing regeneration estates.

The successful candidate will have excellent consultation, engagement and research skills, and an ability to work independently to plan, deliver and analyse consultations to a high standard. You will also need to be comfortable managing high profile political sensitive projects and advising senior managers and lead members.

You will need to be highly organised, politically astute and able to write clearly and effectively for a variety of audiences. You should have experience in either consultation or research in a public service environment.  Experience of consulting and engaging with a variety of stakeholders and members of the public in areas undergoing regeneration would be welcomed.

About the Council
Hackney is London’s most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital’s best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London’s most popular areas to live, work and visit. Our challenge is to make sure that our borough’s economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers [hackney.gov.uk] to apply.

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under-represented in our workforce.

Application
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available.

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