This innovative new role will work across Public Health and Planning teams to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Tower Hamlets and reduce health inequalities, working as part of a team focusing on Healthy Environments and Communities and in partnership with Planning Development, Regeneration, Place-making and Infrastructure Planning.
The post holder will report to the Programme Lead for Healthy Environments and will assist on leading all aspects of the Spatial Planning and Health agenda. This will include:
1. A refresh of the Spatial Planning and Health JSNA
2. Leading a response on Health Impact Assessments on large development sites (referable by the GLA)
3. Leading strategic HIAs on Local Plan sub-areas to consider the impact planning decision making has on health and to mitigate impact where possible (areas include Lower Lea Valley, Central, City Fringe and Ile of Dogs)
4. Reviewing Local Plan policies such as hot food takeaways and betting shops
5. Developing Local Area Profiles (to informing planning decision making)
6. Creating a play Infrastructure needs analysis
7. Coordinating the response of Public Health to the Local Plan, ensuring evidence, insight and intelligence informs policy development and decision making.
8. Coordinating evidence across Health, Adults and Communities to the Local Plan, such as development of ‘Infrastructure Development Planning’ strategies.
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.