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Updated: 16 Aug 2017
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The Housing Executive is a Silver Investors in People Organisation, which offers a comprehensive range of benefits for employees including:
  • a competitive salary and pension provisions
  • generous leave entitlement (minimum of 21 days + 12 public holidays)
  • training and development opportunities
  • work-life balance and health and wellbeing initiatives
Reference Vacancy Closing date Description
2017-139 Senior Administrative Officer 4.30pm 31 August 2017
Location:  South Place Shaping: Marlborough House, Craigavon
Grade:  Level 4
Salary:  £17,772 - £24,174
Job Purpose
To assist in the effective adminstration and delivery of a comprehensive Land & Regenerations service with particular regard to the administration of house and land sales and implementation of policies related to housing regeneration and place-shaping.
Candidates must have a BTEC Higher or equivalent qualification plus one year’s relevant experience.
BTEC National or equivalent qualification plus two years' relevant experience.
Exceptionally, candidates who do not meet the qualification requirement, but who can demonstrate that they have 3 year’s relevant experience may also be considered.
Further information, including detailed job requirements and application form, is available from our website or by:
Telephone: 03448 920900
2017-135 Strategic Partnerships Accountant 4.30pm 31 August 2017
Location: HQ, Belfast
Grade: Level 7
Salary: £31,601 - £41,025
Job Purpose
The Strategic Partnerships Accountant role will be a dynamic role requiring the successful candidate to be adaptable, self-motivated, have sound professional and systems skills/knowledge, as well as an ability to work closely with senior managers across the organisation together with external stakeholders.
The Strategic Partnerships Accountant will report directly to the Strategic Partnerships Financial Development Manager and provide support across the wider Strategic Partnerships team.
Applicants must meet the following shortlisting criteria:
  • Applicant must be fully qualified accountant, CCAB or equivalent
In addition, applicants must demonstrate at least 1 years’ relevant post qualification experience gained at a senior level in an accounting environment. This must include experience in a minimum of 4 of the 5 areas outlined:
  • Experience providing a comprehensive financial management service including budget setting, budget monitoring, forecasting and presentation of information to senior management
  • Experience in implementing strategic business improvements
  • Experience in implementing and/or reconfiguring existing business systems to support new accounting requirements
  • Experience in design and implementation of new reporting solutions to inform operational and strategic decision making
  • Experience in the development of costing models using Excel
Further information, including detailed job requirements and application form, is available from our website or by:
Telephone: 03448 920900
2017-134 Housing Services Graduate Trainee 4.30pm on 24 August 2017
Location: various offices - provincewide
Salary: £17,772-£27,668 (A maximum starting salary of £21,962 will apply to this opportunity)
To assist in the delivery of high quality customer focused and cost effective housing services to the NIHEs customers and tenants.
Successful candidates will be assigned to a role within a busy Housing Services department.  Duties will vary depending on the role to which the trainee is assigned but typically include the following elements:
  • Meeting and interviewing applicants seeking to be rehoused.This will include assessing their circumstances and needs and working with relevant agencies and internal departments to provide good quality housing solutions and support shaped around these needs.
  • Being responsible for holistic neighbourhood services to a designated ‘patch’ of properties and tenancies within Housing Executive estates.  This includes the provision of advice, guidance and decision-making to support our tenants and sustain communities, ensuring that excellent customer service is paramount to all aspects of work and support is provided to customers.   Key responsibilities include activities related to :   tenancy management and sustainment - providing advice and support to move in, stay in and leave the tenancy; managing income collection and preventing debt.    estate management – including community involvement, community cohesion, community safety, estate management and planned maintenance.
  • Central posts roles will include policy development; providing policy advice and support to staff in local offices; project work; preparing comprehensive reports/policies and procedures; performance monitoring and governance.
  • There will be opportunities to work in some offices in Regional Services Division where the work will involve collaborative working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders regarding homelessness policy implementation and Supporting People policies and programmes.
  • Applicants must hold a second class honours degree or higher in any discipline.
  • A 2.1 degree or higher in any discipline OR a housing degree – second class or higher
Late applications will not be accepted even if delayed due to technical reasons.
Further information, including detailed job requirements and application form, is available from our website or by:
Telephone: 03448 920900
2017-125 Data Protection officer 17th August 2017 4.30pm
GRADE: Level 8
SALARY: £39,177 to £51,425
The post holder will play a key role in ensuring that the Organisation complies with the General Data Protection Regulation and will be the lead contact with the Information Commissioner’s Office. The post holder will do so by co-ordinating and leading on the assessment of organisational readiness to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation; the design and implementation of a compliance plan; monitoring and reporting on compliance. In addition, the post holder will provide advice, guidance and support on responding to requests for personal data.
  • A Degree or equivalent Level 6 qualification,
  • a professional qualification in Data Protection such as CIPP/E, CISM or equivalent,
  • 2 year’s relevant experience in a data protection/privacy role.
Candidates who do not hold the above level of qualification but who can demonstrate 3 years relevant experience may also be considered. If successful, such a candidate will be required to obtain a relevant professional qualification within his or her first year of employment.
For the purpose of short listing, candidates must demonstrate their relevant experience, via examples, for the number of years required, in ALL of the following:
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of current UK data protection compliance and requirements
  • A strong awareness of the changes to be implemented by the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Experience of working effectively in a data protection/privacy role.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with user groups and stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively report to persons at a Senior Level.
  • Ability to influence persons at all levels of an organisation.
  • Ability to manage projects.
  • Ability to assess and manage risk including the effective identification and resolution of issues
Further information, including detailed job requirements and application form, is available from our website or by:
Telephone: 03448 920900
7-121 Senior Auditor 17th August 2017 4.30pm
GRADE: Level 6
SALARY: £26,822 to £33,437
Responsible for carrying out audit assignments and the supervision of a team of auditors and trainees allocated to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of audit plans.
To assist in the development of audit standards and practices.
Candidates must either hold:
  • Full Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA level);
  • Full CCAB qualification (Institutes of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland;; Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy).
Candidates must be a fully qualified member of their relevant professional body or have passed all necessary final examination and have submitted application for full Membership before the closing advertisement date. ( Any offer of employment will be conditional on providing proof of Full Membership).
The post holder must have access to a form of transport which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post, be prepared to travel, and, where necessary, to stay overnight at locations throughout Northern Ireland as required.
Further information, including detailed job requirements and application form, is available from our website or by:
Telephone: 03448 920900
Non Executive Member - Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) Performance & Development Committee 25th August, 2017 4.30pm
SALARY: £2000 per annum
Job Background
The Board of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive wishes to appoint an Independent External Member to its Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) Performance and Development Committee.
The in-house DLO continues to deliver a response maintenance service to almost 29,000 homes in North, South and West Belfast, as well as Craigavon and Coleraine.  The current DLO business consists of 440 staff (including agency staff), with running costs of £20.6m per annum. Alongside the response maintenance service, staff are also engaged in the delivery of a grounds maintenance service, the motor vehicle workshop and electrical health and safety inspections. The DLO delivers the response repairs services from depots located in each of the current three contract areas: in Belfast, from a leased depot in Stockman’s Way, in Portadown from Annagh Hill and in Coleraine, from a depot at Hillmans Way. A skills training matrix, together with gap analysis, is underway to formulate a training plan for each operative that is tailored to their role within the DLO.
Performance and service delivery are measured against organisational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and reported monthly to the Performance Review Group and quarterly to the DLO Performance and Development Committee which consists of three Housing Executive Board Members and two Independent Members.
The DLO aims to meet challenging targets on repair quality and repair completion, provide continual training to develop a highly skilled and committed workforce, and develop best in class and best value models. It also aims to achieve customer satisfaction targets and support the Housing Executive on its Journey to Excellence.
Further information, including detailed job requirements and application form, is available from our website or by:
Telephone: 03448 920900
2017-120 Non Executive Member - Audit & Risk Assurance Committee 25th August 2017 4.30pm
Salary: £2000 per annum
Job Background
The Board of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive wishes to appoint an Independent External Member to its Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.
Internal Audit is viewed as integral in enhancing accountability and general corporate performance in the public sector and has evolved to take a more comprehensive view of public sector performance.  In this environment Audit & Risk Assurance Committees play a pivotal role in enhancing corporate governance in the public sector in general, and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive specifically, by providing an independent oversight over our governance, including  our systems of internal controls.
The Audit & Risk Assurance Committee within the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has set a tone of strong corporate governance with members having the skills, experience and expertise to effectively develop the culture.  The Committee has responsibility for oversight over the effective functioning of Internal Audit to ensure that we fulfil our duty to be accountable and transparent to the public while achieving our objectives effectively, efficiently, economically and ethically.
Principles of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
The Audit & Risk Assurance Committee is responsible for advising the Board and Accounting Officer on risk management, internal control and governance requirements. The Audit & Risk Assurance Committee should be independent and objective and its members should have an appropriate skills mix. In particular, the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee should possess knowledge/skills/experience in:
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial and Economic Management
  • Accounting
  • Audit
  • Technical or specialist issues pertinent to the organisation’s business.
Further information, including detailed job requirements and application form, is available from our website or by:
Telephone: 03448 920900
Agency posts Varied roles  
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive works in partnership with Kennedy Recruitment to fulfil our temporary recruitment needs.
We advertise a wide range of roles from Accountancy to Quantity Surveyors with Kennedy Recruitment. For these roles, Kennedy Recruitment acts in the capacity of an employment business.
You can now view a list of current temporary opportunities available through Kennedy Recruitment:
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Additional information

We also advertise vacancies in local newspapers.
We occasionally run 'Open Day' recruitment sessions for positions such as Clerical Officers, Technical Officers, Neighbourhood Wardens and Hostel Assistants. Details of these sessions are advertised in the press and on this site.
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