Action on Empty Homes

London, Greater London (Hybrid)

£50,000 per year

Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours

Job description:

Action on Empty Homes is looking for a new Director 

In England, over 500,000 homes stand long-term empty or underutilised, while over 330,000 people are homeless or stuck in temporary accommodation. 

Do you want to lead a campaign challenging the current housing investment model which is driving up the number of long-term empty homes, underutilised short-lets, second homes and buy-to-leave empty wealth investments? Then this is the job for you. 

We are looking for a person with strong leadership and campaigning skills and a keen interest in our work to help bring the over 500,000 empty and underutilised homes back into use.

With so many people priced out of decent housing across England, our work is as important as when we were founded 30 years ago and now, as we see growing pressure for government to meet net zero commitments, it’s an exciting time to join AEH with the opportunity for empty homes to spearhead a retrofit revolution too. 

Whilst building homes is essential, so too is making the most of the existing stock and ensuring that housing investment models do not create more emptiness and underutilisation.

Our new Director must have campaigning instincts that go beyond publishing the next report. They will work with local community-led empty homes projects and grassroots campaigns and will strive to see our evidence-based proposals translated into changes in national policy and action by local authorities and others. If you share our passion and have the skills and experience we need we want to hear from you.

Applications should be in the form of a CV with a covering letter (of no more than two pages in 11-point type) explaining how you meet the person specification and suit the role profile and why you are interested in the post. Please give the name and contact details of two referees as part of your application.

Applications should be received by 11:59 pm on Sunday 21 August at the latest and shortlisting will take place by 24 August with candidates informed by the end of 26 August. It is anticipated that interviews for short-listed candidates will take place on 7 and 8 of September - either during the working day or in the evening. 

Please see the job pack for more information - CLICK HERE

Closing date: 21 August 2022 at 23:59