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Design & Technical Standards Officer

London Borough of Hackney
London (Greater)
£37,260 - £38,148
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Planning & Development

Design & Technical Standards Officer

Hackney Council is passionate about its housing stock, and committed to continue to maintain and enhance its existing homes and estates. The guiding principles for investment are defined in our Housing Asset Management Strategy 2019 - 2027; which sets current ambitions for the quality of our varied housing stock, comprising over 30,000 dwellings; these range from Victorian street properties and pre-war mansion blocks through tower blocks on large estates. This is an exciting time to join the recently established Climate, Homes and Economy Directorate in the Council and contribute to the strategy’s aim of homes in which people want to live and are proud of and deliver against the Council’s declaration to be Net Zero by 2040.

Our Housing service is changing to achieve the ambitions set in this strategy, and we are looking for a Design & Technical Standards Officer, to join an established team of specialist officers, including those from an Energy and Sustainability background. The ideal candidate will have a passion for retrofit and understanding of the PAS 2035 process and be able to embrace new ways of working (including hybrid) to improve the long-term energy efficiency and sustainability of the Council’s existing housing stock.

As a Design & Technical Standards Officer you will play a key role in delivering our asset strategy through implementing and updating our design and technical standards for the Council’s capital investment programme. You will be responsible for promoting ‘fabric first’ measures to increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of our council homes among our residents. You will play a role in improving the design, energy efficiency and sustainability of our homes, blocks, and estates, and ensuring they are easy to maintain, accessible and safe.

The successful candidate will have experience in developing technical energy efficiency and sustainability specifications. Importantly, the successful candidate will be passionate about social housing, will have sound knowledge of housing energy efficiency and sustainability requirements, building regulations, recent legislative change and current best practice, and will work effectively within multi-disciplinary environments. We plan to deliver our first operational net zero future-fit project in line with our Mayoral manifesto commitments.

If you are interested in finding out more, do contact Guy Shackle, Design and Technical Standards Manager, at for an informal conversation. For information about the Council’s Housing Asset Management Strategy, see link below:

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge, and experience.

Closing date for applications: 17 August 2022.

Interview date: TBC.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included, and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available:

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