We’re recruiting for a Programme Manager

Can you help us deliver a new programme of work that will help rural communities secure affordable housing?

We’re looking for an experienced programme manager to join our small team who shares our passion for supporting rural communities to be thriving, sustainable and inclusive places to live and work.

This will be an exciting role for the right candidate, managing a new £2.5m programme of work funded by Defra until the end of March 2025 that aims to help rural communities secure small-scale, sensitively designed affordable housing schemes based on an assessment of local need.

The post holder will deploy strong stakeholder management and communication skills to support a network of Rural Housing Enablers across England; professionals attached to members of the ACRE Network who encourage communities to consider solutions for meeting affordable housing need locally, and broker relationships with planners, landowners, and developers to identify suitable sites for development.

An appreciation of the policy landscape affecting rural communities is essential, but we are particularly interested in candidates who also have some prior experience of working in the housing sector.

Whilst the role is based in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, remote working for most of the week is now custom and practice for our staff team at ACRE. The post holder would be expected to be in the office alongside other members of the team for at least one day a week. Other benefits include a contributory pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are happy to make reasonable adjustments for candidates during the recruitment process.

Further information is available in the Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter (max 2 sides A4) stating your interest in the role and how you meet the person specification to s.kirkman@acre.org.uk by 12 noon 30 0ctober.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Paul Dixon on 01285 425624