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Collaborative Housing is recruiting for two new roles!

Do you want to see a housing system which truly works in collaboration with communities?

Collaborative Housing is a comprehensive support Hub for community-led housing groups (e.g. community land trusts, co-ops, Rural Exception Sites, co-housing, self-build, collective self-build). We offer all the support necessary to take a group from initial concept to homes on the ground. The Hub is hosted by Community First Oxfordshire and supports groups across the Thames Valley.

We are recruiting for two posts: a Communities Lead and a Land and Property Lead.

Communities Lead

21 hours per week. £32,000 per annum pro rata. 18 months (with possibility of extension).

This person will focus primarily on promoting and facilitating the development of community-led housing and providing advice, support and technical assistance to groups involved in community-led housing projects. The role will include exploring creative ways to demonstrate the benefits of CLH in the pursuit of building a strong profile for community leadership within housing development.

We are seeking someone with a range of skills, a flexible approach to self-organisation and an ability to multi-task. You will have great communication skills and be diplomatic, with an ability to take the initiative when opportunities arise. Training and support will be offered.

For more details about the position please refer to the application pack: Communities Lead Application Pack; Communities Lead Application Form

Land and Property Lead

14 hours per week. £32,000 per annum pro rata. 18 months (with possibility of extension).

The role will focus primarily on leading the Hub’s engagement with land and housing markets and promoting and facilitating development of the Hub in its incubation phase as it moves towards being a financially self-sustaining organisation. Employing creativity in building an ecosystem of support to allow CLH to thrive, they will identify diverse sites for development and, working closely with the Communities Lead, match site opportunities to group requirements. Opportunities might include taking on the affordable housing component of commercial developments, neighbourhood densification, conversion of empty properties, infill, exception sites, public land or charitable land.

We are seeking someone with a range of housing-related skills, a flexible approach to self-organisation and an ability to multi-task. You will have great communication skills and be diplomatic, with an ability to take the initiative when opportunities arise. Training and support in the area of community-led housing will be offered.

For more details about the position please refer to the application pack: Land and Property Lead Application Pack; Land and Property Lead Application Form

How to apply

Please complete an application form/s, addressing yourself to the person specification, and send to Tom McCulloch (joint-CEO of Community First Oxfordshire) at: Community First Oxfordshire, Worton Rectory Farm, Worton, Witney, OX29 4SU; or email to [email protected]

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Tom on 01865 883488.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 12 August 2019. Interviews to be held on the week of 19 August.

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