Policy Leader
London, Bristol or Manchester

Vacancy reference: Policy Leader

Closing date: 27/07/2020

Salary: London £39185 National £35700

Department: Policy & Research

Hours per week: 35

Policy Leader
Salary: London - £ 39,185 + Excellent Benefits, National - £35,700 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Location: London, Bristol and Manchester
Contract: Six-month contract or secondment 

The National Housing Federation (NHF) is the voice of housing associations in England. We are the trade body to almost 800 housing associations, who have grown from philanthropic roots to provide 2.6 million homes to around 6 million people. 

Housing associations are social landlords, and are the largest providers of homes for social rents in the country. We and our members, believe that everyone should be able to live in a great quality home that they can afford. 

Many housing associations are also developers in their own right, building around a quarter of new homes every year, and build almost all new social housing. Our sector is not-for-profit, investing its revenues into the people and communities we serve. 

If you want your expertise and knowledge of the housing sector to be put to excellent use – driving forward policy solutions and ideas that will help housing associations build many thousands of new homes to aid the UK’s economic and social recovery – then this may be the role for you. 

We would like to hear from anyone who understands the importance and role of housing association development and how public and private investment in the sector works. You will need to be able to advocate for the policy solutions that will help housing associations do more and build constructive working relationships with senior government officials, demonstrating your credibility at the highest levels of government and with our members. 

As well as leading our work on supply, investment and development, you will also get the opportunity to be involved in the wider work of the policy team and the NHF. This may include issues such as homelessness, welfare reform, supported housing and regeneration. 

This is a critical time for the NHF and our members - when the new Affordable Homes Programme is being designed and rolled out – so we are particularly keen to hear from people who are able to start with us as soon as possible. 

This post demands strategic nous, strong people skills and the ability to work with colleagues across the organisation and with members to deliver change in a way that is inclusive and impactful. 

The NHF has recently published its equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, which was co-created with staff – https://www.housing.org.uk/about-us/transparency/who-we-are/ . We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we value the contribution each individual makes to our work.  The NHF is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the society in which we live and encourage applications from people of all different backgrounds, regardless of all protected characteristics or social background. 

We are a disability confident employer and if you are a disabled person who demonstrates you meet the skills and experience we consider essential for the role, we will offer you an interview.

Closing date for applications: 27 July 2020

Interview date: 6 August 2020


The closing date for this vacancy has now passed.