Leasehold and Communities Housing Development Programme

Thank you for your interest in our Leasehold and Communities Housing Development Programme. Throughout these pages, you will find all the information you need to take your next step and register your interest in this fantastic scheme, in which you will gain a wealth of knowledge, transferable skills and on-the-job training.

About the programme

We are offering the opportunity for ambitious individuals to join our Tenancy and Leasehold Services department as part of our Housing Development Programme on a one-year fixed-term contract within Leasehold Services or Resident Participation Service Areas.

The development programme is designed to offer housing experience to candidates who don't necessarily have the skills or experience in housing, but show a commitment to be able to work in a housing sector where your main focus is providing an exceptionally high standard of customer service to our residents.

The aim of the programme is to develop your skills, knowledge and experience, allowing you to go forward to pursue a prosperous and rewarding career, either within the public sector, housing, leasehold or community services.  


Structure of the programme

Applying to the programme is very simple. We currently have two routes to choose from; Leasehold and Resident Participation. Based on the route you take you will be considered for one or more of the roles available.

Within each programme you will:

  • be on a one-year fixed-term contract
  • receive on the job training and personal development
  • receive regular support and performance reviews
  • receive dedicated housing training
  • have access to apply for roles within the Council


What we are looking for

To apply, candidates must currently live in Hackney and / or have studied in Hackney and educated to college level or higher. 

We are looking for candidates with a passion to make a difference to the community, highly aspirational with a fresh approach to new ways of working and embracing change. Able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail, strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills to help effectively forward plan and provide an excellent service to our customers.

We need people with strong customer focus and prioritisation skills to provide an exceptional service to our Hackney's residents across the borough. To thrive in either of these roles you will need a flexible approach and able to work well under pressure and be an excellent communicator.