Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £39,615 to £45,711 39615 - PO1 - PO3
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Planning & Regulatory Services
Closing date

Are you a town planner with a few years of experience under your belt? If you are  looking for your next career move, we have the perfect opportunity! 

As a Planner working in Hackney’s Strategic Planning Team, you will be given the scope to work on a wide range of projects including: the RTPI award winning Stamford Hill Area Action Plan, our Future Shoreditch Plan and new 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.

Your role will be to support the development of planning and design guidance, prepare robust strategic policies and advise on emerging regeneration programmes in key parts of the Borough. You will have strong communication skills and the ability to engage and work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including residents, businesses, and community groups. You will be confident in developing positive and proactive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Offering the opportunity to obtain senior level experience, including supervision of junior members of staff, this role comes with great responsibility and candidates will need to demonstrate a successful track record of organisational skills and reliability befitting of the role.

We go where the evidence takes us in Hackney and maintaining an up to date evidence base for emerging plans is a key aspect of supporting our communities and reflecting the wider corporate objectives of the Council. We don’t shy away from innovation and if you’d like to get a feel for the work we do, then take a look at our award winning Child-friendly places SPD.  

We’d love to hear from you if you are considering your next career move and have a passion for planning in a dynamic urban environment!   

Our Planning Team will be holding an online drop in session for prospective candidates on Wednesday 7th June, between 5.30 and 7.00pm. The session will provide candidates with an opportunity to meet members of the team and find out more about the work we do.  To reserve a place, please email by 5.00pm on Monday 5th June to confirm attendance. 

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. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2023

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 race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. 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: