Growth & Infrastructure Planner

Tower Hamlets, London (Greater)
PO1 - PO3 - £34,128 - £41,466
14 Aug 2019
08 Sep 2019
Contract Type

Role Purpose

This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring planner to grow under the guidance of a wealth of experience in the team and get involved and develop their career at the cutting edge of a new and developing part of planning. The position offers the successful applicant a high profile role dealing with major applications, engaging with major developers, strategic partners, local politicians and senior managers.

You will be working on a varied work programme focused on delivering high quality infrastructure outcomes. You will lead and develop a range of complex infrastructure projects, prepare high level briefings and reports and employ flexible project management expertise. Managing key data elements and specific tasks within a project under the supervision of more senior officers in the team, you will interrogate infrastructure planning data and produce high level reports to managers and colleagues.

Key Responsibilities

Tower Hamlets is a great place to live and work and we are passionate about what we do. We are committed to creating an environment that makes our communities proud to live in and that can be enjoyed, now and long into the future. To help us achieve this we are looking for someone who will share our passion and relish the opportunity to tackle the exciting challenges ahead.

Your technical and professional knowledge will be important and you will be expected to deliver high quality outcomes, learning and using practical project management skills. You will be skilled in contributing towards a positive and effective working environment for both the team and the individuals within it. You will make great relationships with your team, colleagues, partners and management, to enable the collective delivery of our aims. Essentially you will exhibit the ‘TOWER’ values and behaviour of the council including working Together, being Open, Willing, striving for Excellence and having Respect.


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

Additional Information

This post is for a full time fixed term/secondment basis for 2 years.

Benefits and Allowances
•Annual Leave – generous leave allowance with continuous service provisions, granting additional leave to be achieved;
•Pensions - You will automatically become a member of the Council's rewarding pension scheme;
•Flexible working - the council seeks to ensure that employees achieve improved work life balance and offer flexibility to staff members such as the option to work from home (when appropriate);
•Learning & development – the Council promotes continuous development of staff members at all times and supports a wide range of internal and external training programmes including project management, leadership development and technical training.
•You will receive support and guidance from qualified members of staff (RTPI Accredited Planners) if you are commencing/progressing on to certain routes within the RTPI Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence (L-APC) to gain Associate/Chartered status.
•Staff loan scheme for annual season travel ticket - the council gives interest-free season ticket loans to staff who have successfully completed their probationary period;
•Travel schemes/allowances – this includes: cycle to work scheme, pool bike scheme and expenses covered with all travel related to working task;
•Employee Assistance Programme - the council offers an employee assistance programme that provides confidential counselling support services for both personal and work-related issues to staff.

Application Details

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

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

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.

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