Town Centre Engagement and Activation Officer PO2 - TEMP

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £34,884 - £37,722
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 12/05/2021 at 23:55
Reference: EGG/21/149694

1 Year fixed term

Regeneration in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Council is at the forefront of regeneration in London, with positive and sustainable housing, workspace, health, education, culture, leisure and transport infrastructure and public realm improvements being delivered across the borough.  The Council has an ambitious pipeline to deliver 27,000 new homes and 46,000m2 workspace across the borough by 2035. 

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Council is implementing an Economic Recovery Plan, including specific action plans to support the recovery and resilience of our High Streets. Working with residents, businesses and stakeholders we are demonstrating that Waltham Forest is Open for Business and taking the opportunity to reimagine our town centres to ensure they will be fit for the future.

This role will be key in developing and implementing our High Street Action Plans and delivering on our 15-minute neighbourhood ambitions for the borough’s two largest town centres – Walthamstow and Leytonstone - working within the Area Regeneration and Business Growth & Investment teams and alongside other Council departments, elected members and external stakeholders to coordinate the programme of economic recovery.

This is an exciting time to work in Waltham Forest and contribute to the Council’s efforts to secure economic recovery and deliver long-term transformative plans for its two largest town centres.

Please have a look at for an overview of our current projects.

The person we need

The Town Centre Engagement and Activation Officer will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the High Street Action Plans for these two key town centres building cross-departmental relationships as well as those with residents, businesses and other partners required to deliver the ambitious recovery and activation plans.

The role will support the coordination of physical, cultural, business and creative place-making regeneration projects, delivering good growth with significant benefits for businesses and residents.

You will need to have a strong commitment not just to engaging residents, businesses and community groups, but to working closely with them to deliver sustainable regeneration projects which aid the recovery of our two largest town centres.

We are looking for a candidate who has excellent community engagement and project management experience who will take a collaborative, flexible and innovative approach to develop, manage and implement business investment and regeneration projects in Leytonstone and Walthamstow town centres.

The attached Role Profile gives an outline of what the role will need to deliver. We look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like more information or an informal conversation, please don’t hesitate to contact Jenny Leighton, Town Centre Lead from Leytonstone and Walthamstow at or 07968 013550.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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