Service Development Officer

LB Tower Hamlets
London (Greater)
£38,403 - £41,466
Closing date
8 Dec 2019

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Role Purpose

This is an exciting time to join the council's Development Management service and help us to influence on the shape and form of future development in Tower Hamlets.  

The Council has ambitious plans for regeneration, growth and the delivery of new homes and infrastructure.  Our new local plan "Managing Growth and Sharing the Benefits" has been through examination and is heading towards adoption in early 2020.  

Covering the vibrant east end, Canary Wharf and parts of the Olympic legacy area, Tower Hamlets is an incredibly diverse and dynamic place.  An extensive river frontage, three London Plan opportunity areas and an impressive built heritage make Tower Hamlets a unique London borough.   

We are passionate about what we do and we are committed to creating great places that make 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 a Service Development Officer who can support us in delivering and improving our front line services to residents and customers.  You will lead on a range of service improvement projects, collate and interpret planning performance information and coordinate the Council's pre-application planning advice service.

The Council has a modern working environment and offers a range of flexible working options.  There is support for staff to develop and progress in their career including management and leadership programmes. 

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for a range of day to day and longer term activities and initiatives that support the delivery of a modern, high quality development management service. 


A first degree in planning or business management or related subject.

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: 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. 

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Tower Hamlets is one of London’s smallest yet most diverse boroughs. Home to some well-known places and landmarks, it has the Tower of London, Canary Wharf, parts of the 2012 Olympic Park, historic riverfront at Wapping and vibrant places like Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Whitechapel - all in just eight square miles. Tower Hamlets is growing fast. Our mission is to manage growth and share the benefits across all of our communities.

Read our latest article: Tower Hamlets: Working for “the best of London” in one borough

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