Town Centre Lead roles
12-month fixed term
There has never been a more exciting and challenging time to work for Waltham Forest Council and with its diverse community and partners to make an impact on the future of the borough.
Waltham Forest Council is at the forefront of regeneration in London, with an ambitious programme of housing, workspace, health, education, culture, leisure and transport infrastructure and public realm improvements being delivered across the borough. The Council has an ambitious pipeline to deliver 27,000 new homes and 46,000m2 workspace across the borough by 2035.
The Covid 19 pandemic and its impact has made us all review the ways we live and work, embracing technology and becoming more flexible, diverse and sustainable.
In response to the pandemic, the Council’s emerging Public Service Corporate Strategy focuses on these immediate priorities:
- Connecting people with jobs
- Safe and healthy lives
- Our 15-minute neighbourhood
- Confidence in our future
The Area Regeneration Team
The work of our team focuses on our industrial areas and high streets/town centres, building on and enhancing their physical, social and economic assets and the skills and knowledge of local people. The team will be at the forefront in delivering on the 15 minute neighbourhood priority of the Council’s Corporate Strategy, whilst also linking this to supporting the councils response to Climate emergency.
Success in these roles will depend on collaborative working across the Council and with its partners to add value and deliver projects and initiatives as part of wider area frameworks and strategies, which make our borough a better place to live, work and play.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Council is implementing its Economic Recovery Plan including specific action plans to support the recovery and resilience of our High Streets and secure economic recovery and deliver long-term transformative plans for our places and people.
Working with residents, businesses and stakeholders we are demonstrating that Waltham Forest is open for business. We are taking the opportunity to re-imagine the role and function of our places to ensure that they attract investment, deliver high-quality housing, employment and infrastructure and are fit to meet the needs of our residents and businesses.
Town Centre Lead (North)
The Town Centre Lead for the north of the borough (Chingford Mount, North Chingford and Highams Park) will be responsible for developing and implementing the High Street Action Plans and town centre frameworks through engagement and activation initiatives, building cross-departmental relationships as well as those with residents, businesses and other partners required to deliver the ambitious recovery plans.
As an experienced project manager, you will take the lead on coordinating engagement, cultural, business and creative place-making regeneration projects, delivering good growth with significant benefits for businesses and residents.
You will need to have a strong commitment not just to engaging residents, businesses and community groups, but to working closely with them to deliver sustainable regeneration projects which aid the recovery and strengthen the north of the borough.
An excellent communicator who is flexible and creative, you will take the lead in delivering engagement activities and events around the new Chingford Mount Town Centre Framework and lead on town centre activation work such as developing street markets and meanwhile uses for vacant shops.
The attached Role Profiles gives an outline of what the roles will need to deliver. We look forward to receiving your application.
If you would like more information or an informal conversation, please don’t hesitate to contact: Zoe Sellers, Head of Area Regeneration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8496 6774
Closing date: 12 noon 16th April 2021
Likely interview dates: w/c 26th April 2021