Housing Policy OfficerJob Description:
Housing policy officers research and develop policies for local authorities and housing associations.Job Category:
What you will do:
In your day-to-day duties you may:
- research housing issues and identify good practice
- collect data relevant to housing, like health, employment and demographics
- represent housing services on corporate working groups
- produce reports, policy briefings and factsheets
- make recommendations as a result of government initiatives and new legislation
- give presentations to groups, both inside and outside your organisation
- legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
- knowledge of systems analysis and development
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
As well as:
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- a trainee scheme
You can do a foundation degree or degree in:
- housing studies
- social policy
- town planning
You could work your way up from a housing and property management advanced apprenticeship. With experience and successful completion of a qualification you could apply for trainee policy officer roles.
With high qualifications you could do a policy officer higher apprenticeship.
You can start as an office assistant or housing officer with a housing organisation.
With further training and experience, you could work your way up to become a housing policy officer.
You can apply for a training scheme. This is open to graduates of any subject and non graduates who are already working in housing.
Working Hours and Environment:
A typical week consists of 37-39 hours of work. You could be required to work 9am to 5pm attending events or appointments.
You could work in an office.
Career Path & Progression:
You could specialise in a particular policy area, like equality issues, regeneration or research and data collection.
With experience you could move into supervisory or management roles.