Infrastructure Delivery Officer
Come and join our Inclusive Growth team, where you can play your part in helping us improve outcomes for our residents.
Barking and Dagenham is on the up - from welcoming London’s buzzing, iconic markets - Billingsgate, Spitalfields and Smithfield - to opening the largest Hollywood style film studio in London, the borough is bursting with new opportunity. Not to mention plans for 50,000 new homes and an injection of 20,000 new jobs to the borough by 2035.
Underneath all the good news we still have lots of challenges. Compared to the rest of London, outcomes for our residents are still lower than we want them to be in a range of areas.
A crucial part of our ambition is to secure the social infrastructure, which is essential to supporting strong and vibrant communities, and to deliver tangible benefits to local people from growth and development. This new post will lead and drive efforts to make this happen, with specific responsibility for ensuring that developer contributions and obligations are properly directed, effectively delivered and their impact maximised.
Based in the Inclusive Growth team, but with a remit to work across the council and with key local partners, this role offers a fantastic opportunity to shape the social infrastructure and local benefits arising from development – and in turn have a major impact on a fascinating, diverse and changing borough.
This is a really exciting opportunity for a talented and committed individual with a professional planning or infrastructure background, and a passion for supporting delivery and practical change.