Principal Transport Planner

London Borough of Hackney

London Borough of Hackney

Principal Transport Planner
Salary Range: £46,536 - £50,559

The Role:

A rare opportunity has arisen to lead a team in one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities. Hackney’s services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best, making this a place of which we can all be proud. Achievements such as the installation of more than 100 traffic filters to create Low Traffic Neighbourhoods demonstrates the joint commitment of members and officers to create a better future.

The Sustainable Transport and Engagement team deliver a range of projects and programmes. Our work includes building on the successful delivery of innovative schemes such as the City Fringe Low Emissions Neighbourhood, installation of one of London’s largest Electric vehicle charging programmes, and projects to support walking and cycling. The team prepares strategies and plans, and takes to implementation packages of measures to promote active travel, reshape the public realm and improve air quality. We are looking for a highly experienced and dedicated Principal Transport Planner to lead the team.

The successful candidate will, naturally, have good and effective communication and interpersonal skills. Most importantly a team is in place with excellent abilities and knowledge, ready to be guided by a motivational and empathetic leader.

You should be able to write reports and consultation documents in a clear and concise style ready for use. Comfortable engaging with elected officials, even occasionally outside of normal hours. Able to liaise across disciplines and at all levels.

With multi-million pound projects at early stages, the successful candidate will need to be well organised, with good relevant experience of project management. Well able to assimilate and help improve schedules, budgets and technical drawings.

Ideally you will have a qualification and membership of, or eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body in transport planning or similar fields.

About Us:

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

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.

Closing date for applications: 10 October 2021
Interview date: TBC

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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  • Job Title: Principal Transport Planner
  • Salary: £46,536 - £50,559
  • Closed: 10 Oct 2021

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