Wigan Life Centre South
Salary: Grade 11, £40,760 - £44,632 per annum
37 hours per week
This newly created position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced transport planner who is looking to progress their career in a high-profile role.
You will ensure that Wigan has the right transport strategies in place including influencing strategic and neighbouring organisations. You will contribute to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, prepare local plans, policies and guidance and help guide and assist neighbourhood plans.
You will work closely with the Development Management Service to help them approve planning applications that are right for Wigan Borough and will work with others to maintain and improve travel choices and improve air quality.
You will be an effective and proven transport planner who is a self-starter, highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic about transport and its role in place-making, with a passion to deliver an effective and responsive transport planning function. This role will play a key part in the delivery of the Deal 2030 and the growth of Wigan Borough.
You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability and confidence to work well in partnership and collaboratively on highly complex matters, with other disciplines within the council and across organisational boundaries, to advance the borough’s best interests.
The Planning and Transport Policy Service plays a key role in facilitating delivery of the council’s ambitions for growth and health and well-being across Wigan Borough as part of The Deal, through leading on development plan policy; ensuring that the right land is provided in the right locations for housing and employment development; that key environmental assets are protected and improved; that a range of travel choices are available for access; and that development contributes to great places.
We provide certainty to people wanting to invest in the borough, in development, infrastructure, property and the environment, amounting to hundreds of millions of pounds in value.
For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please call David Kearsley, Strategic Planning Team Leader on 01942 489223.
Closing date: Sunday 30 June 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 23 July 2019