Thank you for visiting this website to find out more about the exciting opportunities we have here at Enfield Council. We are a large, diverse outer London borough with inner London challenges, and big ambitions.
There's a lot happening at Enfield in the Place department, including:
We are committed to working in collaboration with residents and businesses - both existing and new to the borough.
We are looking for dynamic and ambitious colleagues to strengthen our existing team to deliver the sustainable neighbourhoods, economic growth and infrastructure our residents need.
I believe you'll find working in Enfield an immensely rewarding experience. As a successful, high performing council, we provide a fantastic opportunity for built environment professionals to make a real contribution to quality of life in the borough. Our organisational culture is positive, open and collaborative - with a real focus on outcomes.
Executive Director - Place
Enfield is tackling the national housing crisis with a bold programme of action.
Enfield has one of the highest numbers of residents in temporary accommodation in London. Our innovative approach to reducing the use of temporary accommodation includes an exciting new invest to save service model. This focuses on prevention and early intervention in support of our corporate Early Help Strategy.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) and Ministry of Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is helping us tackle rough sleeping with our 'somewhere safe to stay' hub and move-on accommodation for rough sleepers. We are also increasing the pathways into sustainable housing, and supporting people to develop the skills and expertise that will help them make lasting change in their lives.
Housing Gateway has set up an ethical letting agency, and along with an acquisition programme is working to create access to private rented accommodation to prevent homelessness and reduce the use of temporary accommodation.
We have ambitious plans to deliver new housing in the borough, by providing 3,500 new council owned homes over the next ten years and enabling many more homes through our work with registered providers and developers. The flagship Meridian Water programme will create a new town in London, with up to 13,000 new homes further adding to the supply of good homes in Enfield.
We are investing in our in-house development and regeneration expertise, and work together with other boroughs and London Councils on the skills agenda. We are attracting talent from the private sector, growing our existing workforce and providing apprenticeship opportunities for residents.
Whilst direct delivery is a core part of our programme we work in partnership with other boroughs, for example as part of a Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) buyers club, with registered providers (RPs) and developers.
During 2021, we will be launching an RP Framework to allocate opportunities maximising the skills and capacity of selected RP partners.
Subject to approval by residents, the council seeks to transform two post-war estates, Joyce Avenue and Snell's Park, by replacing 795 existing homes and providing some additional high-quality homes.
There will be new homes for all council tenants, an offer for resident leaseholders, and new build apartments to rent for existing private renters and local key workers. Better estate design will reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and create high-quality public open spaces.
The redevelopment is subject to support from residents via a formal ballot on the proposals later this year.
We have transformed our council housing service with a new Asset Management Strategy, a £200 million planned investment programme and a new housing management model.
Enfield Repairs Direct, our in-house repairs and maintenance company, and our property MOT service, ensure we provide responsive repairs in good time and to a good standard. Our approach to housing management focuses on early intervention, support and prevention, to provide good homes in safe and stable communities.
We are working closely with the MHCLG, the Home Office, National Fire Chiefs Council and local partners, to prepare for the forthcoming Building Safety Bill.
Our specialist team of building safety professionals work across the council's housing services (council housing, regeneration and housing development) and with registered social landlords in the borough, to ensure the safety of our residents.
Meridian Water is a major £6 billion, 25-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, bringing 10,000 homes and thousands of jobs to Enfield.
The Meridian Water development is designed around three pillars:
The development will provide new homes, world class public spaces and community facilities. A new Meridian Water railway station opened in 2019, with connections south to Stratford and London Liverpool Street and north to Stansted and Cambridge.
Meridian One starts in 2021, and will see the first homes and retail space built at Willoughby Lane by our development partners Vistry Partnership.
We are working on the planning application and finding a development partner for Meridian Two at Leeside Road, to deliver 250 affordable homes. These homes are set aside for 'makers and creators' who will use new workspace on the lower floors of the development.
A new employment hub for around 900 new jobs at a 2- to 3-acre site along the North Circular will complement this phase.
Employment offers across the site will attract major employers as well as start-ups, including meanwhile uses and the creation of workspaces for makers, creators and artists.
Local social enterprise Building BloQs will become part of the hub to boost existing and new jobs for the 'maker' economy. The council will also work with operators to deliver temporary projects across the site, creating short to medium-term employment opportunities, and bringing life and activity to the area early on in the programme.
Environment and operations are committed to delivering first class services. We aim to create an environment where people are proud to live, want to visit or work, and enjoy their leisure time. Sustainability and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do, now and for future generations.
Traffic and transportation focuses on:
Highway services manages Enfield's assets, including:
These assets fall within a range of council areas, including the adopted public highway, parks and housing property.
Parking services enforce parking restrictions throughout the borough (excluding the A10 and A406 which are TfL roads). Our Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) issue about 110,000 Penalty Charge Notices each year. They also deal with appeals, debt recovery, contract monitoring, car parks and street furniture maintenance and finance.
Enfield is one of London's greenest boroughs, with 130 parks and open spaces covering 904 hectares.
Our parks and street scene service is responsible for:
Our in-house service delivers most street cleansing services, including:
Waste services provide a rubbish and recycling collection service to residents and businesses in the borough, including:
Fleet services support frontline services with over 350 vehicles and 300 items of plant and equipment. The team is responsible for:
The passenger transport service provides daily home to school transport for over 900 special educational needs (SEN) children to 66 schools. They also provide transport for school swimming classes, Cheviots after school clubs, day trips and school meals.
Regulatory service and corporate health and safety delivers environmental health, trading standards, licensing and enviro-crime services to improve safety and quality of life for residents and businesses in Enfield. They undertake tough enforcement action on issues ranging from abandoned vehicle to zoo licensing, working with the public, our partners and other stakeholders.
Corporate health and safety keeps our civic buildings safe, and provide quality assurance for all health and safety activities across the borough, including legal compliance for the contractors we work with.
This is a challenging but exciting division, delivering exceptional services. Our staff are passionate and have a 'can do' attitude. If you share this passion, we would love to hear from you!
Enfield's planning service defines the strategies, policies and infrastructure that are required to shape its long-term growth and success as a place. It provides the expertise to guide development proposals and planning applications through the development management, building control, determination and construction processes.
The property and economy department brings together the council's non-housing property functions into one service. This includes strategic asset management, construction, maintenance, facilities management and economic development.
Strategic property services is a growing team of property professionals, who are passionate about optimising the council's property assets to create community dividends.
We have created an ambitious new Strategic Asset Management Plan which will deliver on the council's corporate objectives, including economic growth, diversity, sustainability, wellbeing and new homes. We manage all of Enfield's 1,100 non-housing assets. This includes our own operational accommodation, industrial estates, retail assets and farms in the Green Belt, with a current income of about £8 million per year from our investment estate.
We act as the council's corporate landlord, responsible for ensuring compliance across the portfolio. We undertake all aspects of property asset management, including leases and licences, disposals, acquisitions, development deals and joint ventures. We are also growing the council's capability in Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
Our aim is to have a comprehensive and qualified property team, to provide the council with a professional property service. Roles in the team include:
Recent projects include:
Enfield's Culture team lead on the council's Culture Strategy to provide opportunities for young people, make culture sustainable and provide culture for everyone.
Our portfolio includes projects and programmes that take our strategy forward:
Our work is delivered together with partners inside and outside the council, including health, housing, heritage, libraries, community groups, education and training organisations, and creative artists.
At the heart of our team are our flagship venues, Millfield House and Theatre, Forty Hall, and the Dugdale Centre. Run directly by the council, these provide outstanding cultural and creative experiences, including exhibitions, theatre shows, music, workshops, poetry, dance and visual arts, and fantastic locally sourced, sustainable food. Each venue works closely with residents to create programmes and opportunities that reflect local community interests. Every team member works to ensure a fantastic experience for all our visitors, whether in front of house, venue management, catering, technical or programming. And we pride ourselves on our flexible and collaborative approach. When need arises, the team have turned their hands to supporting Enfield by running food banks and community testing centres, and we are always happy to find new ways to serve our community.
Recent projects include:
Construction, maintenance and facilities management is a critical support function for all council operations, including adult social care, children's services, education and public health. The service is responsible for the whole lifecycle of the council's non-domestic buildings, covering:
The department has two professional workstreams, facilities management and construction management.