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Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
£49,093.91 - £51,320.40 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
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Job Details

Grade: 11A
Hourly Rate: £26.90 - £28.12
Salary: £49,093.91 - £51,320.40 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent
Hours: 35 per week

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

*See attached Additional Information Sheet for List of Principal Duties and Responsibilities*

Role Purpose

Scottish Borders Council is looking for an experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to lead and manage the Council’s statutory Strategic Housing, Policy and Development Service. You will be required to lead on the production of and effective implementation of the Council’s Local Housing Strategy (LHS), ensuring that the service has clear strategies and programmes in place in respect of affordable housing, fuel poverty & energy efficiency, homelessness, gypsy travellers, private and rented Sectors. The Council is a stock transfer authority and you will be required to display significant experience of partnership working to deliver LHS objectives, along with the ability to drive the continued success of our Strategic Housing Investment Plan programme (SHIP).


Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline such as geography or evidence of comparable experience and training.

Postgraduate qualification in Housing

Corporate membership of a relevant professional body such as CIH

Continuing professional development.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post. * If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Ian Aikman by telephone on 01835 826510 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

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