Project Lead for Community Voice and Healthy Housing (KTP Associate)

£32000 - £34000

Grimsby, Lincolnshire - 33 months

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Job description

The Project Lead for Community Voice and Healthy Housing (KTP Associate) will be responsible for researching and co-creating plans for healthy housing, and will develop partnerships with local people, listening to foregrounding local voices through multi-modal approaches to participation and empowerment. This is an opportunity for someone with ambition, drive, and a caring attitude to research, develop, and deliver effective healthy housing solutions for local people and families. This post will shape East Marsh United’s (EMU’s) approach to being an ethical landlord, informed by evidence and learning from the project. Working alongside EMU staff and volunteers, the local community, and other stakeholders, the Project Lead will transfer and embed knowledge, evidence-based outcomes measures, and culture change across EMU.

Project description

The Project Lead for Community Voice and Healthy Housing (KTP Associate) will focus on supporting EMU to become an ethical landlord, acquiring, and managing 100 quality homes for 100 years. At the centre of increasing our housing stock, rental income, and sustainability, is community participation, protection, partnership, and agency. You will develop and lead a strategy that is based upon these concepts and will work with people from the ground up, scaffolding the strengths of the community, and delivering mutual benefit through co-creation approaches. Understanding the regulatory landscape around social housing frameworks will be a challenge for you to overcome. It will be necessary to develop relationships with the EMU team, the community, and stakeholders, investing time in getting to know the organisation, its operational habits, and the broader community. You will develop an understanding of the local landscape, in terms of EMU’s current operating procedures, strategy, the legal and policy framework, history, and culture, and ensure buy-in from the EMU team. Relationship building in the local community is essential, and high-level skills and competence are required in working ethically to ensure partnership, protection, and participation with all stakeholders. You will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve project goals, while having access to the University’s platforms, expertise, and resources.

About the business

EMU was founded in 2017 in response to county-lines drug gangs operating within our streets. We are taking a lead on community wealth building and reimagining the East Marsh area of Grimsby as an urban village. In response to the poor condition of housing in our community, and as an ethical community landlord, we are working to secure and manage good quality affordable homes. Our activities focus on the purchase and provision of houses and ensuring our tenants' homes are nice places to live. We currently have over 10 houses in management and are becoming investment-ready to purchase more over the period of the KTP, with ambitions for 100 houses by 2030. This will provide regular rental income to ensure the sustainability of our core operations.

Charity

Professional and managerial

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research methods, analysis, project planning and delivery. They will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills with a range of stakeholders, including local people of all backgrounds and ages, and an ability to influence change. They will need to demonstrate the ability to understand and synthesise a combination of factors, including approaches to partnership, participation, and empowerment, healthy housing, regulation and governance, and research and theory, into a strategy for housing growth. The successful candidate will produce engaging training materials for different audiences and stakeholders, while working under own initiative and without close supervision. Excellent team working skills, relationship building, and the ability to adapt to challenges will be critical. EMU is a close-knit team within a close community and the ability to develop trust, work out in the community, and sustain relationships is crucial to the success of the project.

28 March 2024

21 April 2024

R7478


The Project Lead for Community Voice and Healthy Housing (KTP Associate) will be responsible for researching and co-creating plans for healthy housing, and will develop partnerships with local people, listening to foregrounding local voices through multi-modal approaches to participation and empowerment. This is an opportunity for someone with ambition, drive, and a caring attitude to research, develop, and deliver effective healthy housing solutions for local people and families. This post will shape East Marsh United’s (EMU’s) approach to being an ethical landlord, informed by evidence and learning from the project. Working alongside EMU staff and volunteers, the local community, and other stakeholders, the Project Lead will transfer and embed knowledge, evidence-based outcomes measures, and culture change across EMU.