Deputy Team Leader Transport Planning

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Deputy Team Leader Transport Planning
London Borough of Havering
£48,867 - £52,929 pa
Fulltime – Permanent

About Us
Though we are the third largest borough in London, Havering is not as well known as its Essex and east London neighbours. We are changing that. We have so much planned in Havering for you to get involved in – from improving connectivity to Romford and Rainham, extensive home building and creating integrated and long-lasting infrastructure to give our residents and businesses the services they need.

To invest in our borough, we know that we also need to invest in our people. We offer great support and training to get you settled into your role, fantastic benefits and encourage flexible and smart working.

Our offices are a short walk from Romford station which is on the Elizabeth line to and from London and easily reachable by bus.

About the Job
Here at the London Borough of Havering, we are excited to be growing our Transport Planning team. Over the next few years, we are embarking on a regeneration journey that will transform our borough, create high quality places, connect our towns and bring opportunities for all. Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects are also being delivered in the borough including the Lower Thames Crossing, one of the largest planning applications in the country.

In this vital leadership role, you will use your transport planning and supervisory skills to support the delivery of regeneration and growth across the borough, to ensure that growth is delivered in line with the Havering Local Plan and the Havering Local Implementation Plan.

Your key responsibilities will include delivering transport planning projects and providing policy input into strategic infrastructure schemes being delivered across Havering.

You will provide strategic direction and support to members of the transport planning team, supporting delivery of the Council's highly regarded behaviour change programmes.

You will work with internal and external stakeholders to support delivery of the Council's aspirations and ambitions including the emerging Active Travel Strategy.

You will deputise for the Team Leader, be involved in setting the tactical direction for the transport planning team and monitor performance delivery to achieve both corporate and departmental aims.

About You
To be successful in this role you will need strong transport/spatial planning skills, have experience dealing with Members, be politically astute, and several years of experience working in the transport planning industry. We will expect you to have a comprehensive understanding of planning and local government legislation and to be informed on the latest developments affecting transport planning and regeneration.

Please view Job Profile here

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact [email protected] 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12th June, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interview date to be confirmed.

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.

Additional Information
We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees. Find out what it means to Choose Havering.

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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  • Location: Havering, Essex
  • Job Title: Deputy Team Leader Transport Planning
  • Salary: £48,867 - £52,929
  • Closed: 12 Jun 2023

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