Bristol Housing Partnership

Bristol Housing Partnership (BHP) is a strategic partnership between housing associations and Bristol City Council (BCC), committed to working with each other and with key partners to make Bristol an even better place to live.

The Partnership’s ambition is to reduce homelessness, support people to live independent and fulfilling lives, improve local communities and build the homes the people of Bristol need.

Currently, there are 14 housing associations within the BHP: Alliance Homes, Aster Group, Bromford, Brunelcare, Curo, Elim Housing, The Guinness Partnership, Habinteg, Live West, Solon, Sovereign, Stonewater, United Communities, Yarlington.

BHP is supported by the National Housing Federation.

The BHP Academy

The BHP Academy is a pilot training and employment initiative developed by the members of the Partnership and BCC. It’s aimed at university and sixth form college graduates and offers a great opportunity to learn new skills that are in high demand, while earning an attractive salary.

The Academy’s purpose is to recruit capable individuals into the housing sector at entry level and provide a high-quality intensive training and development programme. The programme is aimed at upskilling individuals to address the skills shortage within the industry and will incorporate a combination of classroom training in conjunction with ‘on the job’ work experience within the group of housing associations.

How to apply

The BHP Academy is offering seven newly created Trainee Development Officer roles with training. Five of these will be recruited externally, within one of the following housing associations:

Two of the roles will be recruited internally by the following housing associations:

  • Alliance Homes, Portishead
  • Stonewater, Bradley Stoke

Alongside this, the programme is also offering three internal training opportunities for current employees of BCC and BHP members Solon South West and United Communities.

What does the programme consist of?

Successful Trainee Development Officers will work alongside established Affordable Housing Development Teams within their chosen housing association to gain valuable skills and experience. The officers will receive a salary of £23,000 pa during the two-year period.  

The programme will include:

  • 6-month specialist training programme and on the job learning, including one full day of training per week (Bath)
  • 6-month post training support and on the job learning, including individual and group monthly coaching sessions
  • 12-month on the job work experience and learning

If you’re interested in gaining new skills and joining a vibrant, growing sector that offers clear career progression, apply today for one of the four available positions.

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