Job | Part Time

Community Housing Worker

New Lodge Housing Forum

The New Lodge Housing Forum have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to work in conjunction with the Housing Forum as a Community Housing Worker.

Job Title: Community Housing Worker

Location: New Lodge Housing Office, New Lodge.

Responsible to: New Lodge Housing Forum Committee.

Salary: £16,380 Per Annum

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days plus customary holidays

Terms and Conditions:

Working hours are 24 hours per week;

Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm

Friday 9am-1pm

Evening and weekend work may be required;

Fixed term contract until for 12 months (Extension to the post will be subject to satisfactory performance and funding).




The role of the Community Housing Worker will include:

  1. To contribute in conjunction with the Housing Forum to the formulation of all policies including plans for the development and empowerment of the housing forum and local community;

  2. To liaise with residents, N.I.H.E, Voluntary Bodies, Department for Infrastructure, Belfast City Council, Supporting Communities and Housing Associations;

  3. To provide an information and signposting service to the community in relation to any housing issues.

  4. To apply for and secure funding in conjunction with the NLHF Man Committee.

  5. To advise the management committee on all matters in relation to management and development of the housing forum and the housing office and to implement all management committee policies and decisions;

  6. To maintain existing and develop new partnerships and relationships with statutory and voluntary organisations and funding bodies;

  7. To act as a contact point for any major housing issues the Housing Forum pursues.

  8. To undertake research as required.

  9. Develop relationships with Community groups in adjacent areas.

  10. Undertake training as directed.

  11. To undertake such other reasonable duties as required.



Essential Skills

i) A Third level qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. Community Development)


3 years’ experience in a community development role, with management experience, within the voluntary/community sector.

ii) Experience of securing and managing funds;

iii) A current driving licence and/or access to public transport;

iv) Administrative and financial management skills; and

v) ICT skills and experience.


Desirable Skills

i) Experience of working within the housing sector; and

ii) Experience of managing a community office.


Special Skills and Aptitudes

i) Ability to work on own initiative;

ii) Commitment to equal opportunities; and

iii) Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders – community and statutory.


Applications should be completed in black or typewritten and returned not later than Friday 27th April 2018 at 12.00 noon.

Applications forms received after this time and date will not be considered.


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via telephone on Monday 30th April 2018 to attend an interview on Wednesday 2nd May 2018.



Application forms should be returned directly to:

(Please mark envelope “Job Application”)


New Lodge Housing Forum

23 New Lodge Road


BT15 2BU


email [email protected]

Closing Date

Friday / 27 April 2018 12:00pm

Contact Details

23 New Lodge Road
BT15 2BU
United Kingdom


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