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Spatial Data Team Leader
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: LBTH/21/169374
  • Published: Tue 19/10/2021, 10:05 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £53,574 - £56,754
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Spatial Data Team Leader

SPATIAL DATA TEAM LEADER (GRADE M - £53,574 - £56,754)

 Role Purpose

To provide management and leadership to a section that delivers a high quality, specialised service covering all Spatial Data including statutory responsibilities and meets all relevant standards. To manage the Division’s spatial data repositories and act as Spatial Data Custodian on behalf of respective Divisional Data Owners.

Lead and manage all activities in the section including the effective processing and discharge of all spatial data requirements including local land charges (LC), street naming & numbering (SN&N) and a GIS support service ensuring that all processes are consistently and robustly tested, audited, in line with all relevant international and national spatial information regulations, and that staff are held in compliance with the data needs of all operated process and data management systems

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities for this role include leading and being responsible for the successful transition of any Local Land Charge functions to the Land Registry as and when programmed and to ensure the remaining service remains fit for purpose and is supported as appropriate by income within the Spatial Data team

You will be required to lead and manage a team of officers, acting as the council’s expert, to provide high quality, specialist expertise relating to complex and detailed Spatial Data technical and administrative issues. You will also be responsible for the provision of a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) support service/advice for the division and ensure that it meets all data standards and data exchange/sharing requirements

You will be required to communicate effectively and confidently with internal and external colleagues and engage with senior officers of the Council and Members, and Tower Hamlets communities, as and when required. 

The successful candidate will also assist the Service Head and in the management of the division and in his/her absence or as delegated, take on additional responsibilities within the post-holder’s area of expertise.


This post will require a strong knowledge and understanding of legislation and the processes involved in undertaking either a Local Land Charge search or processing a Street Name and Numbering Order. A strong knowledge of desktop GIS systems is essential.

Additional Employee Information

The Council is looking to fill this position on a permanent basis with the successful candidate needing to demonstrate proven knowledge of managing and motivating a team and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of GIS, Local Land Charges and/or Street Name and Numbering.

For an informal discussion please contact the Service Head for Divisional Support, Daniel Aiano on

Applications close Sunday 31 October 2021, and interviews will take place between Monday 8 November and Friday 19 November 2021. 

Tower Hamlets is a modern, forward thinking local authority, offering flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave, local government pension scheme and other staff benefits. 

Application Details

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website