Westminster contributes £55.7 billion
to the national economy - more than the City of London.
We receive more planning applications
than anywhere else in the UK - 12,000 a year.
Home to Lord's cricket ground, the Royal Opera House,
London Zoo and the Houses of Parliament.
Over 50% of Westminster open spaces
have heritage designations.

Creating a

City for All

Building a team for a City for All

Growth, Planning and Housing plays a key part in Westminster’s story. We want talented, passionate individuals to join us in our drive towards excellence. If you think you’ve got what it takes to help Westminster City Council meet its ambitious goals, we want to hear from you. You can see our current opportunities here.

Current opportunities

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Growth, Planning and Housing – Working for a City for All

The services across Growth, Planning and Housing work together with both internal and external stakeholders, to create a city that works well for all.

You can watch a short film about our whole team here.

City Transport Advisor

The City Transport Advisor provides strategic guidance across the council on transport matters. Their role involves maintaining high level relationships with the Department for Transport, Transport for London, the Greater London Authority and the utilities companies. They are also responsible for driving key projects like Cycle Superhighways.

Housing

Westminster City Council’s social housing portfolio is managed by City West Homes. Westminster’s housing team is responsible for commissioning housing services, liaising with affordable housing providers, managing homelessness, shaping housing policy for the city and improving outcomes for local residents.

Watch Rebecca Ireland, Housing Needs Manager at work

Economy and Infrastructure

Westminster contributes around £55.7 billion to the national economy and maintains infrastructure that keeps it running efficiently. There are 51,000 enterprises across diverse sectors offering opportunities across the borough and beyond.

Watch Roger, Scheme Development Manager at work

Planning

We receive over 12,000 planning applications a year – more than anywhere else in the UK – including redevelopments, change of use, extensions, and managing planning appeals and enforcement.

Watch Matthew Mason, Area Planning Officer at work

Property, Investment and Estates

Property, Investment and Estates manages assets within Westminster’s significant investment and operational portfolios, including shops, car parks, libraries and offices. We come up with innovative ways to maximise revenue and drive down costs in order to generate income streams for the council’s frontline services.

Watch SJ Steer, Senior Investment Manager at work

Strategic Projects

Strategic Projects teams work across a variety of areas; the development team collaborates on diverse renewal projects, with a current pipeline of around 47 projects, a gross development value of over £1bn and construction values over £650m; the Service Transformation team reviews opportunities for better ways of working, such as digital transformation; and the Local Employment Services team launches initiatives to increase employment in the community and address the roots of worklessness.

Watch Will Noton, Senior Development Manager at work

Service Development

The Service Development team work across Growth, Planning and Housing. They co-ordinate the department’s governance, business management, learning and development and Senior Management team functions.