Principal Infrastructure and Viability Officer

Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets, London
£45,387 - £48,237
26 Apr 2019
29 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Infrastructure and Viability Officer
Vacancy Reference Number: PLA00406


Directorate:          Place

Division:               Planning & Building Control

Section:                Infrastructure Planning

Team:                   N/A

Grade:                  PO6 - £45,387 - £48,237

Contract Type:     Permanent

Number of Posts: 1

Hours per week:  35


Benefits and Allowances

  • Annual Leave – generous leave allowance with continuous service provisions, granting additional leave to be achieved;
  • Pensions - You will automatically become a member of the Council's rewarding pension scheme;
  • Flexible working - the council seeks to ensure that employees achieve improved work life balance and offer flexibility to staff members such as the option to work from home (when appropriate);
  • Learning & development – the Council promotes continuous development of staff members at all times and support a wide range of internal and external training including project management, leadership development framework & technical training (including Argus Developer).
  • You will receive support and guidance from qualified members of staff (RICS Registered Valuers) if you are commencing/progressing on to certain routes within the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) to gain Associate/Chartered status;
  • You will receive support and guidance from qualified members of staff (RTPI Accredited Planners) if you are commencing/progressing on to certain routes within the RTPI Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence (L-APC) to gain Associate/Chartered status.
  • Staff loan scheme for annual season ticket - The council gives interest-free season ticket loans to staff who have successfully completed their probationary period;
  • Travel schemes/allowances – this includes: cycle to work scheme, pool bike scheme and expenses covered with all travel related to working task;
  • Employee Assistance Programme - the council offers an employee assistance programme that provides confidential counselling support services for both personal and work-related issues to staff.

The Role

The Council is committed to maximising the benefits that come with new development, such as affordable housing and infrastructure enhancements. The economic viability of development has become an important consideration as part of the planning system, both in terms of plan-making and when determining planning applications. To ensure Tower Hamlets is best placed to address matters relating to development viability, the Council has implemented a dedicated team to provide viability advice to the Planning and Building Control Service.

This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic individual wishing to further their career within the Planning/Surveying profession. You will join the existing Development Viability Team, leading initiatives to shape the future of Tower Hamlets for the better. Working in one of London’s most diverse Planning Departments, you will engage in a variety of important, interesting development projects and programmes with your Colleagues, Managers and external viability expertise.

About You

We are passionate about what we do. 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 someone who will be able to demonstrate practical knowledge and experience of Development Viability in a plan making, decision taking or surveying environment, who is keen to further their career. You will share our passion for delivering the best for our communities and relish the opportunity to lead a team with a professional & positive working ethos.



This post is open to candidates with appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil the job description and person specification attached to the role.

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/External/Internal/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.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website using the 'Apply' button. 

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