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Senior Infrastructure Programme Officer

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-475
  • Published: Mon 06/12/2021, 10:36 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35
  • Salary: £41,607 - £44,598
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Mulberry Place, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London

Senior Infrastructure Programme Officer (Grade J: £41,607 - £44,598)

About the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets is one of the most diverse, fastest growing boroughs in London with an expected population increase of 80,000 people and 110,000 new jobs over the next two decades - that’s a 25% population increase and a doubling of jobs in 20 years! 

We are home to one of the most ambitious Opportunity Areas (OA) for growth in London (Isle of Dogs & South Poplar, including Canary Wharf) with substantial growth also planned for the Poplar Riverside and City Fringe areas. This requires a planned and coordinated approach for delivering housing, infrastructure and placemaking which will be essential to making this growth a success. 

The Role

SO - are you up for the challenge?!

If you are keen to learn and are ready for something new and exciting, then this growing area of planning – Infrastructure Planning – could be just the place for you.


As the RTPI Local Authority Planning Team of the Year 2020, our Infrastructure Planning (IP) Service is an industry leader at the cutting edge of infrastructure planning centred at the heart of great place making, spatial planning and delivery. We provide a core planning function to the Council coordinating the strategic planning, funding, development and delivery of infrastructure with expertise in infrastructure planning, CIL, S106 and project and programme management. 

As part of the IP Service, you will have a varied workload including leading on Council’s Neighbourhood CIL consultation (branded Local Infrastructure Fund or ‘LIF’) ensuring appropriate engagement with Tower Hamlets’ diverse communities and engaging with key stakeholders, politicians, third parties and colleagues across the Council to assess and prioritise the projects nominated by the public. Working with the Principal Infrastructure Programme Officer, you will play an important role in overseeing the governance and delivery of the LIF programme including the £1.6m Community Centres Grant. You will also gain exposure to other key areas of infrastructure planning, including S106 and programming the funding and delivery of infrastructure across the borough.

We are happy to support and develop people who may be new to this area of planning.

About You

As an experienced planner/project manager, you will have: 

·        An energetic and creative approach to planning and delivering public consultations and reaching seldom heard groups within our local community

·        The ability to communicate well, build relationships, bring people together and deliver collaboratively across a wide range of key stakeholders

·        A proactive approach to improving existing processes to ensure we deliver the best outcomes for our local communities

·        Excellent organisational skills with an attentive approach to data management and Excel experience to an intermediate/advanced level.

·        The ability to present complex information in a clear and succinct manner to a wide range of audiences including members of the public, senior management and/or local Councillors

You will also exhibit the ‘TOWER’ values and behaviours of the Council including working Together, being Open, Willing, striving for Excellence and having Respect. 

If you think this could be you then APPLY NOW!              

Requirements

This post is open to all candidates with the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil the job description and person specification attached to the role.

Tower Hamlets is a modern, forward thinking local authority, offering flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave, local government pension scheme and other staff benefits.

For an informal discussion please contact the Infrastructure Programmes Manager, Sarah Wilks on sarah.wilks@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-475
  • Published: Mon 06/12/2021, 10:36 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/01/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35
  • Salary: £41,607 - £44,598
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Mulberry Place, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London