About the London Borough ofTower Hamlets
TowerHamlets is one of the most diverse boroughs within London deliveringsignificant economic growth alongside a rapidly expanding population, inlocations such as Canary Wharf, Poplar Riverside and the City Fringe. Alongsidethis, the borough benefits from the amazingly rich history of East London andan abundance of heritage assets such as the Tower of London, Island Gardens andVictoria Park.
TowerHamlets will see the most significant increase in population and jobs in thecountry over the next two decades. In a borough that is growing and changing soquickly, a planned and coordinated approach to delivering the right type of housing,infrastructure and placemaking is vital. To this end, the Council has anambitious affordable housing programme and are planning for more healthfacilities, increasing primary and secondary school places and improving greenspaces, transport connections, community facilities and other elements of theborough’s infrastructure.
The Council is committed to maximising the benefits that come with newdevelopment, such as affordable housing and infrastructure enhancements. Theeconomic viability of development has become an important consideration as partof the planning system, both in terms of plan-making and when determiningplanning applications. To ensure Tower Hamlets is best placed to addressmatters relating to development viability, the Council has implemented adedicated team to provide viability advice to the Planning and Building ControlService.
This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic individual wishing to furthertheir career within the Planning/Surveying profession. You will join theexisting Development Viability Team, leading initiatives to shape the future ofTower Hamlets for the better. Working in one of London’s most diverse PlanningDepartments, you will engage in a variety of important, interesting developmentprojects and programmes with your Colleagues, Managers and external viabilityexpertise.
We are passionate about what we do. We are committed to creating great placesthat make our communities proud to live in and that can be enjoyed, now andlong into the future. To help us achieve this we are looking for someone whowill be able to demonstrate practical knowledge and experience of DevelopmentViability in a plan making, decision taking or surveying environment, who iskeen to further their career. You will share our passion for delivering thebest for our communities and relish the opportunity to lead a team with aprofessional & positive working ethos.
This post is open tocandidates with appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil the jobdescription and person specification attached to the role.
Benefits and Allowances
Annual Leave – generousleave allowance with continuous service provisions, granting additional leaveto be achieved
Pensions - You willautomatically become a member of the Council's rewarding pension scheme;
Flexible working - thecouncil seeks to ensure that employees achieve improved work life balance andoffer flexibility to staff members such as flexi-time as well as the option towork from home (when appropriate);
Learning & development– the Council promotes continuous development of staff members at all times andsupport a wide range of internal and external training including projectmanagement, leadership development framework & technical training(including Argus Developer).
You will receive support and guidance from qualified membersof staff (RICS Registered Valuers) if you are commencing/progressing on tocertain routes within the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) togain Associate/Chartered status;
You will receive supportand guidance from qualified members of staff (RTPI Accredited Planners) if youare commencing/progressing on to certain routes within the RTPI LicentiateAssessment of Professional Competence (L-APC) to gain Associate/Charteredstatus.
Staff loan scheme for annual season ticket - The councilgives interest-free season ticket loans to staff who have successfullycompleted their probationary period
Travelschemes/allowances – this includes: cycle to work scheme, pool bike scheme andexpenses covered with all travel related to working task;
Employee Assistance Programme - the council offers anemployee assistance programme that provides confidential counselling supportservices for both personal and work-related issues to staff.
Todiscuss this role further, please contact Matthew Pullen -firstname.lastname@example.org on 020 7364 6363
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