Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £69,258 to £71,556 69258 - PO12
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Planning & Regulatory Services
Closing date

We are looking for a town planner with leadership experience to join us as our Strategic Planning Manager.

You will be joining an award winning service, having won the 2022 Planning Award for Plan-Making and overall Editor’s Choice Award for our exceptional and unique Child Friendly borough work – and the more recent 2024 National Planning Award for Planning to address climate change, in collaboration with London Councils.

You will lead a team of 12 officers to finalise area plans for each of our growth areas and commence work on a new Local Plan which will include the Olympic legacy in Hackney Wick.  You will have the opportunity to lead a wide range of projects including the RTPI award winning Stamford Hill Area Action Plan, our Future Shoreditch Plan and new thematic supplementary planning documents,  all designed to deliver our strategic vision to ensure that Hackney is a place where everyone has the opportunity to benefit from growth. 

You will need to be a member of, or eligible for membership to, the Royal Town Planning Institute.

This role offers hybrid working, requiring a minimum of two days in the office.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 21 July 2024 (22:59)

Interview date: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: