Transport & Development Officer (Career Grade)
Salary: Grade 7, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum.
37 hours per week
This is a key role within the council’s planning and transport policy service contributing to the Transport Strategy, the Places for Everyone Plan and Local Plan, planning guidance including on Travel Plans, delivering travel planning through the development management process, HS2 through the hybrid bill process and growth strategy, GM Bus Service Reform in Wigan, developing transport schemes and progressing other bus and rail matters. You will prepare evidence, liaise with stakeholders and communities and progress plans to proactively help support growth and housing and meet the challenges of climate change and air quality in the borough.
You will be a positive and enthusiastic recent graduate planner or transport planner, or otherwise at an equivalent point in your career where this opportunity would suit, with a degree or Masters in town planning or transport planning, and be a student member of a relevant professional institute. You will able to apply knowledge and understanding of planning and transport, or transport planning, and it’s role in enabling growth and housing and achieving environmental sustainability, and an appreciation of the development process and viability issues. You will be creative, have good research and investigative skills, be a good communicator, self-organised and collaborative. You will help make good development happen.
Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.
Wigan is a great place to live and work and is part of the GM family but also shares borders with Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington. The council truly values and recognises its staff as its greatest asset. Planning and Transport Planning is part of a Growth and Housing Service, which also includes housing delivery and regeneration and project delivery. This joins up expertise and assets to help deliver on the council’s ambitions for Our People, Our Place, Our Future through The Deal 2030.
As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.
The health and wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to work on the front line an appropriate risk assessment will be conducted and the appropriate safety measures put in place.
For further information, please contact Steven Riley on 01942 489226
Interview date: Wednesday 7 July 2021
Interviews will be held remotely
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