Summary: Project Lead (Faith in Affordable Housing)

We are looking for a motivated and organised individual to join our friendly team in Wales to lead our Faith in Affordable Housing Project. In this role you will help churches to identify and sell redundant land and buildings to housing associations. This increases the supply of affordable homes in Wales, helping to alleviate homelessness.

About Us: Project Lead (Faith in Affordable Housing)

Housing Justice Cymru is the Welsh arm of Housing Justice. A national charity which mobilises church and community groups to take action to address homelessness and housing need, serving some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Our vision is of a society where everyone has access to a home that truly meets their needs. Today, the work we do is needed more than ever and you could help us do even more.

You’ll be joining us at an exciting time. We’re in a period of delivering more imaginative and innovative projects than ever before and we need a highly motivated person with the ability to deliver projects, who is passionate about ending homelessness, and enjoys bringing together organisations to make a difference.

Job Role:

As the project lead for the Faith in Affordable Housing Project in Wales, you will work closely with churches to help repurpose church land and properties for new, genuinely affordable and decent homes. You will be full of ideas on how to make a difference in bringing forward projects and be willing to work with organisations of all faiths and none, to realise the project ambitions.

Since the launch of the first phase of the FiAH project in 2016, over 100 new affordable homes have been developed on church land in Wales and that there is a pipeline of a further 100 homes on sites either acquired, awaiting construction or under construction. Furthermore, there are an excess of 250 dwellings at the feasibility and detailed design stage.

It is recognised that each year an increasing number of the 6000 places of worship in Wales are closing due to declining and ageing congregations. Many churches are seeking to reconfigure and modernise their existing facilities to provide sustainable places of worship but also flexible, multi-purpose buildings for wider community activity.

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Additional Information:

Fixed Term to June 2025 (potential to expand)

The role is based in Wales and is remote working. It is full time (35 hours per week), but when these hours are worked is negotiable and flexible. We offer a wide range of benefits including 29 days of annual leave, flexible working to fit in with family responsibilities, childcare vouchers, and a pension.

Find out more about the work we do here

To Apply:

Please complete Parts 1 and 2 application forms as well as the equality and diversity monitoring form.

Download Recruitment form part 1 here

Download Recruitment Form part 2 here

Download equal opportunities monitoring form here

Please email completed forms to e.gosling@housingjustice.org.uk

 

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