The Challenge For You?

Waltham Forest Council is looking to build on our successes and realise the huge potential of our people and the opportunities we face.

The opportunities are real and unique, from a new university campus, £300million new shopping centre, building 10,000 new homes over the next ten years, bringing a much-loved 950-seat theatre back into use and a new hospital at Whipps Cross.

But the challenges are equally demanding, from 45 per cent of our children living in poverty, finding new ways to tackle the housing crisis and our ethnicity and gender pay gaps, to creating an authority as diverse as the people we serve, we need people that thrive in creating solutions and unlocking potential.

But we are building on strong foundations. As the first ever Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture, MJ Local Authority of the Year 2019 and with a young population bursting with energy, it’s an exciting time to be part of an area on the brink of transformation.

The last few years have presented a number of challenges for both our council and residents, from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic to the ongoing economic uncertainty and cost of living crisis.

Our priority now is to ensure we have a strong and agile leadership team in place to support change and deliver on our strategic goals. We need people that can find new ways of delivering services, and ensure our growth is sustainable and benefits everyone.

Corporate Director of People, Organisational Development and Business Support - (Closing Date: Sunday 29th January 2023, midnight) - Salary: Up to £127,000

This role is vital in supporting our Chief Executive and Leadership Team, as you will provide strategic direction on all people and organisational development, equalities, diversity and inclusion activity and business support initiatives.

Join us to deliver changes that make a real difference to people’s lives.