Homes England is the new national housing agency, recently launched to play a major role in fixing the housing market and enabling delivery of homes that our country needs.
Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.
We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floor space and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Our investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses.
We own public land, which we sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which we overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
Homes England was launched by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2018. Homes England is the trading name of Homes and Communities Agency. To find out more about what we do please visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england and find out more about how Homes England are Making Homes Happen http://sps.tmpwcomms.net/homesengland/.
This is an opportunity to help deliver the Compliance Audit Programme in respect of Homes England’s grant funding programmes. The grant funding programmes include a range of funding up until 2023, paid to various external partners to enable them to provide homes. The Compliance Audit Programme reports on whether or not these organisations have accessed funding in line with policy and contractual arrangements. It is an important part of delivering the grant funding programmes and safeguarding public money.
The role provides administrative and programme support to the Compliance Audit team, and includes dealing with queries, inputting into policy and IT changes, and helping to create and deliver a national training programme to external partners. Please see the job specification for details of role requirements.