Welcome to Hammersmith & Fulham and thanks for your interest in working with us.
As well as being based in central London, H&F offers career opportunities that are difficult to find elsewhere. It’s a busy borough with one of the highest-performing planning departments. We’re currently dealing with some of the country’s biggest developers and regeneration sites, but we’re small enough to have a genuinely personal relationship with many of the residents we serve.
Our councillors have big plans for growth and development in the borough, particularly in providing more genuinely-affordable housing and in making it a great place for business to thrive. As a planner, you’ll be involved on a daily basis in projects that affect the quality of our residents’ lives, so it’s critical you are committed to getting the best out of every scheme.
Our aim is to be the best council. To do this we need the best staff. So our standards are high. If you’re looking to develop your career in a fast-paced, highly professional environment, then I really do look forward to hearing from you.
Chief Planning Officer
One of London’s leading councils, Hammersmith and Fulham is a thriving borough, with significant regeneration happening throughout. We have a strong reputation for taking on big projects, consistently finding solutions to the challenges we face. We’re excited for our future – particularly our new industrial strategy, which reflects our ambition to make our borough the best place to do business in Europe.
We have an impressive asset portfolio, including some world-famous locations including:
- Innovation district at White City including Westfield Uk largest shopping centre and Imperial College campus
- Chelsea, Fulham and QPR Football Clubs
- South Fulham Riverside
- Hammersmith & Fulham Town Centres
- Redevelopment of Olympia exhibition centre
- The development of the largest transport interchange in Europe at Old Oak Common with a new HS2 station coming
- a rich heritage of 44 conservation areas, 500 listed buildings and over 2,000 locally listed buildings.
We need to maintain our iconic landmarks whilst also looking forward to the future regeneration within the borough.
Moving forward, there will be a huge focus on housing. The Council plans to deliver at least 22,000 new homes by 2035 – 50% of them to be affordable. This will also include social rented accommodation.
The regeneration of White City, Hammersmith, Fulham, and South Fulham Riverside will bring 30,000 new jobs. The development of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation around a new HS2/Crossrail and Great Western Line, will further connect the borough and create new opportunities for the future.
We work with some of the country’s biggest developers and institutions and you will be part of this no matter what level you work at as our department is committed to an inclusive approach spreading work opportunities and involving everyone.
Our planning service works alongside regeneration, economic development and housing services to we can provide the highest level of service for our residents. The shared service will enable more joined up working between the separate teams and ensure that we are all working towards the same goals.
A recent recruitment exercise resulted in many of our rising stars being promoted to more senior positions. These vacant posts, along with some senior manager roles are the basis for this new recruitment campaign. Those joining us will have the opportunity to work on projects that are genuinely bigger and more exciting than any other borough in London. Not only that but you will be part of a service that is transforming the face of Hammersmith and Fulham in a way that will benefit its residents for generations to come.
Talk to anyone within the council and they’ll tell you the same thing – our people love it here. There is an overwhelming feeling of pride, because big things happen here and the team know about our even bigger ambitions for the future.
There is a positive and innovative culture that has been cultivated throughout the council. This is a culture in which our managers take a hands-on, involved approach with their teams. Our ethos is to work as a team, achieve as a team and take responsibility as a team; there is no blame culture here.
We also place a great deal of value on a constructive, collaborative approach to our employees’ development. This is done through internal and external training, regular one-to-one meetings and appraisals. We are keen to develop our staff for the long term and promote from within wherever possible.
Our recent restructure has created a range of new opportunities across the Planning service – making it an ideal time to join us. Our new career graded planning roles provide the chance to grow and develop in your role, progressing your career on some of the most exciting projects in London.
We’re based in brand new offices in Central Hammersmith in the heart of a vibrant west London. Mobile technology and modern spaces have transformed the way we work collaboratively and flexibly. Our offices are within 5 minutes walk from Hammersmith tube station, a stone’s throw away from the many shops, cafes, bars and nationally renowned entertainment venues including the Apollo and Lyric Theatre.
As we look forward to an exciting future, we need equally motivated and dedicated people to help us achieve our ambitions.
Those that succeed here, come to us with a common set of characteristics. Our team all share our positivity towards bettering our communities through great developments and delivering regeneration on the ground. You’ll be driven by the chance to really make a difference.
To help us succeed even further, we need professionals with people skills and customer focus – those who can play a productive and positive role, both within their teams and with our customers and residents. Our new career graded opportunities span the disciplines across our service and provide the chance to learn and grow in your role no matter at which level you join us.
At Hammersmith & Fulham, we’re known for our ability for problem solving. We therefore need people who can be proactive and creative in the face of a challenge and are motivated by the search for a solution.
So if you’re looking for a challenge and a fast pace we’d really like to hear from you
We currently have exciting opportunities across the planning disciplines, including development management, planning enforcement, planning policy and infrastructure delivery, for committed and enthusiastic people at all stages of their career. So if you’re looking to for your first role, or to develop your skills and experience, or move into a more senior leadership role there’s something for you.
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