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Housing policy officer Average UK Salary & Prospects

Housing policy officers research and develop policies for local authorities and housing associations.

  • Hold public meetings with government officials, social scientists, lawyers, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues regarding land use or community plans.  
  • Design, promote, or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or
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Housing policy officers typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Housing policy officer you will typically work 9am to 5pm.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
26,160 GBP *
per year
22,000 GBP
40,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Housing policy officer

Men make 8% more than Women
23% of Housing policy officers are men
  • 27,672 GBP
  • 25,563 GBP
Average salary for part-time Housing policy officer
Average salary for full-time Housing policy officer

  • 12,360 GBP
  • 12,602 GBP
  • 10,911 GBP
  • 26,160 GBP
  • 25,563 GBP
  • 27,672 GBP
Pay over time for Housing policy officer

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 26,420 GBP

Future outlook for Housing policy officers

Fair outlook
294 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
1% yearly wage growth (on average)

Housing policy officer - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Housing policy officer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 81% of people in this role have a Master's degree 
  • 8% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree 
  • 6% of people in this role have a professional degree 

You'll need:

  • legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
  • the ability to use your judgement and make decisions
  • the ability to work well with others
  • analytical thinking skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of systems analysis and development
  • persistence and determination
  • business management skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Housing policy officer

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Things to highlight for your Housing policy officer interview

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

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