Programme Support Officer

Recruiter
Civil Service
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£18,180 - £35,350 (plus London allowance if applicable)
Posted
25 May 2018
Closes
07 Jun 2018
Ref
1586082 / 5I0172
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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. 

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. 

The Role 

Homes England Investment is responsible for the set-up, operation and monitoring of investment programmes that promote and accelerate private sector house building and associated infrastructure projects through loans, equity, and other market interventions. The Home Building Fund currently represents up to £3bn of recoverable investment, and is due shortly to be expanded with significant additional funding being made available to the house building sector through the Fund. 

The successful candidate will play a key role in dealing with enquiries for funding from the Short Term Fund (recoverable loans of up to five years) and supporting senior colleagues in the team responsible for the delivery of this element of the Home Building Fund. More information about the Home Building can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-building-fund

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a relevant higher education or professional qualification e.g. BTEC, HNC, PRINCE2

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