An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Housing Services Team within Darlington Borough Council. Working as part of a small team you will be responsible for delivering our tenancy sustainment policy whilst providing a pro-active and dedicated service to tenants. You will provide timely advice to encourage responsible rent payment and promote tenancy sustainability, which will involve the post holder visiting clients in their own home.
8th Mar 2019 - NewStart
Durham County Council is supporting countywide growth through a diverse range of economic regeneration projects. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Regeneration Policy Officer to work in the Regeneration and Local Services directorate to develop responses to consultations, disseminate and analyse policies and strategies, and communicate policy options.
Darlington is the gateway to the Tees Valley, offering excellent transport links by road and rail, with the A1 immediately accessed from the West, and the East Coast mainline offering direct trains to London in just 2 hours 30 minutes.
In recent years Darlington achieved the status of second fastest growing economy in the UK. It was also voted 7th best place in which to live in the UK due to its quality of life, access to green space and affordable housing. It has many advantages for businesses; coupled with the excellent transport links, it has good quality residential areas, high achieving schools and colleges and relatively low land and premises costs.
This is a great career opportunity to establish a high profile and a strong reputation working for a Council that genuinely values the importance of making sure the council is economically sound and can create a vibrant place for its residents, businesses and visitors.
We have a balanced budget and as a result we are able to build a future of economic prosperity and growth for our residents and businesses. Therefore we will need to respond to government initiatives such as Fair Funding Review and Comprehensive Spending Review. We are actively investing in key infrastructure, housing and commercial opportunities and we are seeking an experienced finance professional to provide expertise and innovative commercial thinking to help us continue our journey.
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