Senior Transport Planner

London Borough of Hackney

Senior Transport Planner
Location: London
Job Number: HCAA01166
Work Pattern: Full Time
SCP Range: £43,701 - £48,747

4 Year Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Hackney Council’s Sustainable Transport and Engagement team for a Senior Sustainable Transport Planner. You will lead a team delivering smarter travel programmes and events to influence behaviour change towards more sustainable forms of travel.

You will join an industry leading team with a track record of delivering innovative, and award-winning sustainable transport projects including Hackney’s trailblazing School Streets programme and the London Walking and Cycling Conference. As well as leading on these high-profile projects, this role offers the opportunity to lead on delivering a wide range of projects while also having responsibility for fulfilling a number of core functions.

Working alongside the Principal Transport Planner, you will have line management responsibility for a team of travel planners and ensure the successful delivery of a number of high profile projects and events to a high standard. In addition, you will also be responsible for ensuring that the work the team is responsible for contributes towards meeting the Council's strategic targets for transport. This includes delivering the Council’s sustainable travel to school programme, initiating new programmes, such as Hackney’s Green Screen programme, as well as responsibility for ongoing functions such as reviewing and monitoring development travel plans.

You will have responsibility for financial management and reporting across a portfolio of projects and ensuring that budgets are followed. You will also be expected to act as the lead officer for the Authority in your particular areas of specialism. This may include giving presentations and public speaking, briefing Councillors and responding to correspondence and casework from members of the public.

What we are looking for is proven experience with and knowledge of; transport planning, travel plans, behaviour change initiatives, marketing, project management and/or event management, financial management, management of staff, and familiarity with working in a political environment.

You will have proven skills and abilities in project management and be able to successfully deliver against multiple deadlines, along with proficient IT skills. With excellent report writing skills required for the preparation of reports and consultation documentation, and good understanding of environmental and sustainability policy and legislation. In addition, you will be able to: communicate effectively with service users e.g. negotiations, presenting evidence or advice in a public forum within Hackney’s diverse community; liaise with other internal directorates and external agencies to communicate project objectives and/or source information required; understand plans and drawings and other relevant technical information related to Sustainable Transport projects and be willing to attend meetings or undertake work outside normal working hours e.g. evening meetings.

Ideally you will have a qualification and membership of, or eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body in transport planning or similar fields. Previous experience of working in a local authority setting is desirable, but not essential.

Our Public Realm Division ensures that the London Borough of Hackney is clean, safe and accessible for all our residents, businesses and visitors. Our Streetscene team is responsible for the design and maintenance of all highway networks, foot-ways, bridges and lighting on all public roads, contributing to the well-being of our community and creating a sustainable public realm. The Sustainable Transport and Engagement team delivers smarter travel and road safety programmes to influence behaviour change towards safer and more sustainable forms of travel.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 07 December 2022
Interview date: 16 December 2022

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: [email protected]

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  • Location: Hackney
  • Job Title: Senior Transport Planner
  • Salary: £43,701 - £48,747
  • Closed: 7 Dec 2022

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