Garden Town District Lead Liaison Officer

Contract type
Post number
Strategic Growth and Regeneration
Civic Centre and some remote working
£50,228 to £52,179 per annum
37.5 hours per week (banking 30 minutes per week to be used towards the shut down between Christmas and New Year)
Closing date
Interview date
To be confirmed

Closing date: 9am on 11 April 2023

Harlow Council, as part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town (HGGT) initiative, has an exciting opportunity for a motivated urban practitioner to be a key player in the Garden Town Management Team. HGGT is a partnership of 5 local authorities working together to deliver sustainable growth of 23,000 new homes in four new Garden Neighbourhoods built to Garden Town Principles.

This position would be well suited to an individual looking to advance their career in enabling large-scale new communities through multi-partnership working and gain hands-on experience in the urban development, planning and regeneration environment.  

The District Lead Liaison Officer role will work alongside peers from East Herts and Epping Forest District Councils and Essex and Hertfordshire County Councils to provide major investment in transport, jobs and community infrastructure to support new and existing residents.

You will act as lead officer for Harlow Council and be responsible for facilitating decisions for Harlow Council in relation to the Garden Town initiative. You will be expected to drive progress, in order to ensure the delivery of thousands of new homes and key strategic infrastructure within the Garden Town.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating resources and input on behalf of Harlow Council and for collating input from various teams and functions within the Council to provide single, joined-up messages to the Garden Town authorities and the Garden Town team as needed. You will ensure the two-way flow of relevant information and updates and provide briefings to Senior Officers and Members.

You will lead on HGGT project work streams and identify and unlock key barriers to delivery and lead on significant strategic matters for HGGT.

Excellence in partnership working is critical to this role and you will be required to work positively with internal and external partners in both the public and private sector in a collaborative way in order to achieve the aspirations and objectives of the Garden Town.

More information about the Garden Town can be found here

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Tanusha Waters, Planning and Building Control Manager on 01279 446595


Our policies support our employees by enabling a positive work/life balance including flexible working where possible.  In addition to this, the Council offers many excellent employee benefits which include, pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, health and wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programme and development opportunities.

Harlow Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Employee Profile.

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To apply, please email your completed application form to 

You will need to send your application form as an email attachment, rather than providing a link to a cloud-hosted document like Google Drive or OneDrive. 

You can also collect and submit application forms in person at the Civic Centre. 

Please note Harlow Council does not accept CVs.

We also have a Word version of the job application form