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How to apply

We hope that this information has inspired you to apply for a role at Tower Hamlets.

  • Please apply by submitting a CV and supporting statement aligned to the person specification. Please highlight the specific role that you are applying for in your application and keep your supporting statement to a maximum of 4 pages.
  • Please ensure all gaps in employment and education history are fully explained on your CV - we may wish to verify this information during the recruitment process.
  • Please let us have details of two referees – we will only approach these for candidates proceeding to final panel and after we have discussed these further with you.
  • Please make sure you complete your application by the closing dates as outlined below. No applications will be accepted once long listing for the post has begun.
  • Following long listing you will be contacted directly by Penna to update you on the status of your application.

For a confidential discussion please call our recruitment partners at Penna: Anthony Hopkin 07500 042272, Chris Barrow 0203 849 2624 or Ed Harper 07540 706307

To apply for the Divisional Director – Housing please click here

To apply for the Divisional Director – Planning & Building Control please click here 


Divisional Director – Housing

Closing date for receipt of applications Midday Thursday 18 April 2019
Preliminary Interviews w/c Monday 29 April
Final Panel Interviews  Thursday 16 May


Divisional Director – Planning & Building Control

Closing date for receipt of applications Midday Thursday 18 April 2019
Preliminary Interviews w/c Monday 29 April
Final Panel Interviews Monday 20 May (TBC)


Please note that these are indicative dates and may be subject to change. All interviews or assessments will take place either at Penna offices or Tower Hamlets offices in London.

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