Head of Area Regeneration PO11

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £63,633 - £67,167
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 13/12/2021 at 17:00
Reference: EGG/21/172828

Head of Area Regeneration

Grade PO11 - Permanent

Working in Waltham Forest

There has never been a more exciting time to work for Waltham Forest Council where we are delivering impactful change with and for our diverse communities across the borough.

Waltham Forest Council is at the forefront of regeneration in London, with an ambitious programme of investment in the borough’s places, people and infrastructure. Our programme is based around economic growth and investment in our 15-minute neighbourhoods, working with and securing benefit for local communities while responding to the economic recovery challenges of the pandemic and the impact of the Climate Emergency.

The Head of Area Regeneration will be instrumental in developing and delivering our regeneration programme in the borough’s industrial and growth areas, particularly in the Lea Valley. This will require collaborative working across the organisation at a senior level; extensive engagement with local resident and business communities; and establishment of partnerships with a range of external stakeholders.

The Area Regeneration Delivery Team

The Council’s Area Regeneration Delivery Team is focused on development and delivery of the regeneration programme in Waltham Forest’s industrial areas and high streets. The programme is focused on securing public and private sector investment that enables and delivers transformative projects, infrastructure and new development all set within comprehensive area-based frameworks and masterplans.

The Area Regeneration Delivery brings together skills and experience in regeneration, economic development, masterplanning, project design and delivery, town centre programming and activation, strategic transport and sustainable development.

The Team sits at the centre of the Economic Growth Directorate’s multi-disciplinary approach to area-based regeneration and investment working closely with Place & Design, Development Management, Culture, Business Growth, Property, Capital Delivery and Housing colleagues.

Success in the role will depend on collaborative working across the Directorate and Council – including with senior managers and elected members – as well as engagement and development of partnerships with local communities, businesses, strategic authorities (such as GLA, TfL), investors and developers.

The Role - Head of Area Regeneration

We are looking for a leader with vision who can inspire a team and has the skills and experience to bring forward area-based regeneration on an ambitious scale across the borough, working closely with external stakeholders, the Directorate's Senior Team and Cabinet Members.

The successful candidate will need to oversee the Council’s complex interrelated roles, interests, external partnerships, engagement and workstreams for delivering major regeneration plans and schemes in the Borough’s strategic locations along the Lea Valley. This includes in Lea Bridge, Leyton Mills, Blackhorse Lane and North Circular Corridor linking to Meridian Water and the Upper Lee Valley.

The role includes leading strategic and high-profile area-based strategies and masterplans to set out a new sustainable future for these areas, building on the 15-minute neighbourhood concept, embedding climate resilience, while enabling economic recovery and long-term growth.

The role also includes attracting strategic investment, external funding and developer contributions for the delivery of capital, revenue and infrastructure projects at a range of scales, working with residents, businesses and senior stakeholders.  

Please have a look at Regeneration and Economic Growth Projects for an overview of our current projects.

The attached Role Profile (PO11 grade) gives an outline of what the role will need to deliver. We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply for the role please complete the application via Jobs Go Public setting out how you can meet the Job Specific Accountabilities in the role profile.

Application closing date: 5pm Monday 13 December 2022

Anticipated interview dates: during week beginning 10th January 2022

If you would like more information or an informal conversation, please do not hesitate to contact:

Will Teasdale, Director of Area Regeneration Delivery


07435 557605


Erin Byrne, Head of Area Regeneration Delivery


07824 589648

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

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