Rural Housing Enabler - Craven

Grade 11 £31,659 Pro Rata

18.5 Hours part time


Based in Skipton at Craven District Council’s offices

Would you like to be part of a team committed to understanding and meeting the housing needs of rural communities in North and East Yorkshire? Are you interested in working with Local Authorities, communities, Parish Councils and Housing Associations?

We are looking for a Rural Housing Enabler, based in the Craven District, to join the existing Rural Housing Enabler Team that works on behalf of the York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Strategic Housing Partnership.

The team works to identify, develop and progress affordable housing opportunities in rural areas across North and East Yorkshire. In 2019/20 we helped deliver over 370 much needed rural affordable homes and are on track to deliver a similar number this year. The RHEs work closely with parish councils, rural communities and partners (including Registered Providers and Homes England) and assist housing and planning officers with enquiries relating to rural housing provision and the development of rural affordable housing policy. The team report to the Rural Housing Enabler Network and the Housing Board for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

Due to the career progression of the previous post holder, a part-time vacancy (18.5 hours per week) has arisen, covering the Craven District, based in its local authority offices in Skipton. The post offers flexible working, including working from home.

This opportunity would be of interest to those with experience in housing, planning or community development.

If you wish to know more about the post please contact Jenny Kerfoot, Strategic Housing Manager, Craven District Council [email protected] or Sharon Graham, Housing Strategy Manager, York, North Yorkshire & East Riding on 01609 767256.

For more information on the work of the team, visit the Housing Partnership website here:

An application form must be completed. CVs alone will not be accepted. Application forms and vacancy details can be downloaded here:

You can obtain/return application forms for this post by e-mail: [email protected]

  • Applications to be received by midnight on 28th February 2021
  • Interviews are scheduled to take place on 10th March 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you have not received a response by the interview date you should assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We value diversity in our workforce and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview. Applications invited from all sectors of society, as covered by the Equality Act 2010.

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