CAN is recruiting a Rural Housing Enabler

25th Oct 2023

CAN is recruiting a Rural Housing Enabler

Are you passionate to see affordable homes delivered for people who need them in rural Northumberland?

Could you help us enable people who provide critical services for local residents to actually live in the communities they serve?

With funds made available from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and channelled through the ACRE Network (Action with Communities in Rural England), CAN is looking for someone to help us enable more affordable homes to be delivered in our smaller communities – where they are needed.

Working closely with our partner Northumberland County Council, the postholder will form innovative partnerships with Parish Councils, Registered Providers, the private sector and others to increase the pipeline of rural affordable housing schemes and support delivery.

Working through the ACRE Network, there is also the opportunity to directly inform national policy and strategy.

We are looking for someone who understands the affordable housing development process in a rural context and how to make things happen.

The post is part-time (3 days per week) and initially fixed term until March 2025 with a salary of £36,298 (pro rata).

The job description and further information is below. If you would like a chat before applying, please email Andy Dean who will arrange a time to chat on the phone. Email:

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday 8th November 2023

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14th November 2023.


RHE Job Description

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