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Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,430 – £35,932
  • Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY. ETF embraces a hybrid working model and as such, staff are expected to work from home and office when appropriate.
  • Closing 19th February 2024

  • Advertised from 19th January 2024
  • Hours: 35 per week. Pay award due 1/4/24. Contract term: This post is funded for a fixed period until 31st March 2026. There may be scope for an extension of the post beyond this period.


The Edinburgh Tenants Federation (ETF) has an exciting opportunity for a Development Officer to join our team to support tenants across the City to work in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.

Edinburgh Tenants Federation is an award-winning, charitable, voluntary organisation that works to ensure that tenants and residents are able to fully participate to shape their housing and wider services. As a membership organisation, we represent the views of our member groups to influence change across the city. The aim of ETF is simple – we want to change social rented housing in Edinburgh for the better.

ETF is seeking a Development Officer to build on the success of ETF to ensure tenants are at the heart of consultation and have a meaningful role in shaping the City of Edinburgh Council’s housing services. The post will be responsible for providing development support, information, and advice to tenants and communities throughout Edinburgh to ensure they have skills and knowledge to participate fully.

The role of Development Officer includes:

• Developing, delivering and monitoring a project work plan in partnership with tenants, communities, and The City of Edinburgh Council to meet the agree aims, objectives, and timescales of the organisation.

• Providing information, training and development support to ETF member groups to provide them with the skills and knowledge to participate fully.

• Empowering and supporting individual tenants, tenant and resident groups, and the wider community to develop digital confidence.

• Supporting the Council, tenants, and communities to develop good tenant participation and scrutiny practices.

The ideal candidate must have experience of working with groups, knowledge of housing issues, and a commitment to tenant participation, engagement, and scrutiny.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, download an application form and pack from our website

If you have any questions relating to the role, please contact Ilene Campbell at or 0131 475 2509.