Sustainable Transport Planner

London Borough of Hackney

London Borough of Hackney

Sustainable Transport Planner
Location: London
Job Number: HCAA01391
DBS Required: No
Salary: per Min Max In
Agreement Type: Fixed Term / Secondment
Work Pattern: Full Time
Contracted Hours: 36
Grade: SO1 - PO1
SCP Range: £35,223 - £40,503

Two Year Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sustainable Transport Planner to join our Sustainable Transport Policy and Programmes team. You will join an industry leading team with a track record of delivering innovative, and award winning sustainable transport schemes. Your role will assist in managing and progressing a wide range of interesting projects at the forefront of sustainable transport planning.
Working alongside the Senior and Principal Transport Planners, the successful candidate will support the management of a range of kerbside projects which aim to reduce the dominance of private vehicles and make urban realm space more sustainable, accessible and climate resilient. Projects include the borough’s ambitious expansion of secure cycle parking and car clubs, as well as a variety of other kerbside schemes such as Hackney’s, cargo bike hire and community parklets programme.

The role will support the innovative and creative transport planning team by assessing a wide range of opportunities for change, whilst delivering the statutory and legal obligations in a politically sensitive and customer-focused manner. By ensuring that the evidence is clearly set out and analysed, you will provide essential reports and background material and inform important decisions. Similarly the collection, assembly and analysis of data will help confirm the validity of actions and guide the way forward. In this way you can truly help shape future developments in this important and unique London Borough.

The role affords the opportunity to use your initiative and creativity as well as skills of negotiation and persuasion to ensure the borough gets the most from partner involvement. You will work under direct supervision of a senior transport planner but there will be opportunities to take the lead in some project work.

A relevant degree or equivalent experience is a minimum requirement. Experience, or further qualifications, in Transport Planning or a relevant skill such as project management would be an advantage. You will need to demonstrate report writing skills, knowledge of transport policy, a capacity for interpreting transport strategies, and excellent verbal communication skills. Analysis skills should ensure, at the very least, familiarity with things such as the PIVOT and LOOKUP elements of Excel. Knowledge of GIS will be a considerable benefit. You will also have shown confidence dealing with correspondence from a range of stakeholders including politicians.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Joe Lindsay, Senior Transport Planner at [email protected] 

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.

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] 

Closing date for applications: 01 June 2023
Interview date: TBC

For further information and to apply, click here.


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  • Job Title: Sustainable Transport Planner
  • Salary: £35,223 - £40,503
  • Closed: 1 Jun 2023

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