Requirements and Other Information
+Requirements+The position is open to those who have complete aFirst Degree in Town Planning or an equivalent degree that would allow entryonto RTPI accredited post-graduate planning degree course. You should be enrolled in or would like to pursue a RTPI accreditedmasters in planning.
Closing date: 5 March 2017
Shortlistedcandidates will be notified by 8 March.
Interviews:10 and/or 14 March 2017.
TowerHamlets is a modern, forward thinking local authority, offering flexibleworking arrangements, generous annual leave, local government pension schemeand other staff benefits.
+Role Purpose+Over the next 10-15years the London Borough of Tower Hamlets will be subject to an enormous amountof residential and commercial growth. It has the highest London Plan housingtarget of any borough and contains internationally important places such asCanary Wharf and the Central Activities Zone.
The Council is committedto planning for and delivering the best possible places for our communitiesboth now and in the future. To achieve this, it is important that the Councileffectively manages the development through great plan making.
The Council is thereforeprioritising the preparation of a new Local Plan, which will set out the vision,strategic priorities, and planning policy framework for development in theborough for the next 10-15 years.
We are looking for a bright, capable and ambitious developing plannerto join us and help deliver this and other high profile projects, which willhelp shape the face of Tower Hamlets and London.
Working in a departmentshortlisted for the Planning Authority of the Year award by the RTPI, you will playa key role in the delivery of an excellent planning service and promote the deliveryof great quality places.
You will have a variedworkload and an opportunity to develop a range of planning skills and knowledgeincluding the drafting of planning policies and planning policy advice; engagingin the development management process; involvement in public consultation on a rangeof planning matters including design lead masterplans.
Your work will bring youinto contact with a range of key players including Councillors, Senior Managementand partners including the Greater London Authority and Transport for London.