We are looking for an experienced Spatial Planner with a passion for healthy places to join our Public Health team in Tower Hamlets on a 2 year fixed term contract.
This 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. Responsibilities will include:
· Key responsibilities for this role will include providing support on allocated planning work with an appropriate caseload, providing advice and support in relation to planning applications as part of the application process and supporting negotiations on planning work as appropriate with a specific focus on health.
· Implementation of recommendations from the Spatial Planning and Health needs assessment (due to be published in 2023)
· Implementation of recommendations from the Air Quality needs assessment (due to be published in 2023)
· Monitor local plan policies such as hot food takeaways and betting shops for effectiveness
· Improve consideration for housing standards through council regulatory frameworks
· Developing local health and built environments data sets to inform planning decision making
· Leading strategic health impact assessments on planning priorities, such as Local Plan sub-areas and regeneration programmes
· Coordinate the response of Public Health to the Local Plan, ensuring evidence, insight and intelligence informs policy development and decision making.
· Coordinating evidence across the Health, Adults and Communities Directorate to the local plan, such as development of ‘Infrastructure Development Planning’ strategies.
· Representative health on community, development and regeneration forums including pre-application meetings
· Client lead public health capital infrastructure programmes
· Support the implementation and development of the Tower Hamlets innovative health determinants research collaboration to build capacity and capability to conduct high-quality research to tackle health inequalities within Healthy Places.
· You will be required to communicate effectively and confidently with internal and external colleagues and engage with senior officers of the Council and Members, and Tower Hamlets communities, as and when required.
Our unique function strives to influence the social determinants of health, and the conditions which people are born, grow, live, work, and play. We draw attention to the broad range of individual, social and environmental factors which influence our health and take steps to work in partnership across the Council and Tower Hamlets to improve health and reduce health inequalities.
Our Public Health team is looking for an experienced planning professional with an understanding and appreciation of the healthy places agenda to listen, work alongside, and empower our residents, communities, and community organisations to help shape and improve health and wellbeing across the Borough.
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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.