Tower Hamlets is one of the capital’s most diverse boroughs and home to the Tower of London, Canary Wharf, historic riverfront at Wapping and vibrant places like Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Whitechapel - all in just eight square miles. We have one of the fastest growing populations along with being the most densely populated in the UK with more homes being built here than almost anywhere else. Our economy has the third largest output in the UK with 291,000 employees working for 16,925 businesses.
As our Head of Highways and Transport you will make a key contribution to the future including leading on maintaining our highways infrastructure, ensuring our streets are safe, developing sustainable transport solutions that are truly accessible to all and making a significant contribution to our carbon net zero targets. You will help set the strategic agenda with achievable priorities and infrastructure plans to deliver on our promises. As an enthusiastic, passionate and driven leader you will meet the wide and varied challenges within this service.
We have a strong vision and drive to achieve the best, this will be a challenging but rewarding position at the heart of the council that requires a highly motivated individual used to working in pressurised and political environments at a strategic level. You will have excellent problem solving, communication, diplomacy skills and need to deliver key priorities, working collaboratively with key partners in and out of Tower Hamlets to ensure the best outcomes for the residents, businesses and visitors to the borough.
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.