Principal Planner - Transport Policy

Wigan Council

Wigan Council

Wigan Life Centre, South

College Avenue



Salary: Grade 10, £36,153 - £39,961 per annum.

37 hours per week

Your role:

This exciting role is at the heart of the council’s agenda for growth and health and wellbeing. You will ensure that transport has a strong role in influencing the location and form of development within Wigan. You will ensure that the council is in a strong position in transport planning terms to contribute to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, prepare local plans, policies and guidance and assist neighbourhood planning. You will work in partnership to help accelerate the delivery of housing, economic development and transport infrastructure and services, and improve air quality.

About you:

You will have a degree and Chartered Membership of a relevant professional body and a high level of knowledge of the legal, regulatory, policy, resource and political framework within which transport and travel planning operate. You will be proactive in tackling issues around transport across all modes, to help deliver growth and housing, improve places and support healthier lifestyles.

You will be a self-starter, highly motivated, well organised and enthusiastic about the role that transport and travel planning can play. You will be an effective communicator who isable to work in partnership with all stakeholders. You will also be an effective supervisor

About us:

Wigan Council is a great place to work. Our staff are valued and recognised as our greatest asset.

We are investing in our planning and transport policy service in order to help deliver growth that truly benefits the people of Wigan Borough, creating and maintaining places that people want to live in, work in, spend time in and invest in.

If you would like an informal discussion please contact Nick Clarke on 01942 489222.

To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:

Job Specification.pdf

Interview date: Friday 17 August 2018

Click here to apply

To find out more about the growth of our Planning Services and the exciting development projects we will be involved in click here.


  • Location: Wigan
  • Job Title: Principal Planner - Transport Policy
  • Salary: Salary: Grade 10, £36,153 - £39,961 per annum.
  • Closed: 15 Jul 2018

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