Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £40,632 to £45,594 40632 - PO3 - PO4
Contract Type
Fixed Term / Secondment
Contract Length
2 years FTC
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Neighbourhoods & Housing
Public Realm
Closing date

Two Year Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity

Based within the Neighbourhoods and Housing Directorate, our Streetscene Service was established to make Hackney cleaner, safer and more accessible for residents, businesses and visitors. We are now looking for a Senior Sustainable Transport Planner to work with our partners and stakeholders to improve air quality in the borough by joining our Zero Emissions Network (ZEN) team.

Hackney is the lead borough for ZEN, a cross-borough partnership with London Borough of Tower Hamlets and London Borough of Islington. The Senior Sustainable Transportation Officer that we are recruiting for would be overseeing the functions of ZEN and the ZEN officers from Islington and Tower Hamlets. ZEN officers are ambassadors for the ZEN programme, they recruit businesses and residents to the network, and enable these businesses to take action to reduce any negative impact their business may have on air quality and other environmental issues. Providing technical support and guidance both to SMEs and our partners in Islington and Tower Hamlets you will ensure transport related emissions are lowered, contributing to a cleaner, safer environment for the community while helping businesses cut their energy costs. You would also be responsible for assisting with overseeing Cargo Bike Share, the country’s first on street, on demand cargo bike hire scheme.

You will have project management experience and the ability to oversee high profile programmes and events. You will have the ability to plan, manage and monitor projects and programmes of work, including ability to act on your own initiative and meet deadlines.You will contribute significantly to diverse projects from conception, through to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. You may be  responsible for managing special research and/or corporate initiatives undertaken by the team. You will deputise for the Principals Sustainable Transport Planner as required. 

Previous experience managing others is a must, you will take responsibility for the supervision of staff and contribute towards staff training, development and performance. You will have the ability to successfully organise and prioritise the workload of team members as you will be involved in establishing individual’s work programmes and targets, and be responsible for ensuring their achievement.

You will have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, as you will act as a senior expert spokesperson on issues related to the ZEN programme and will be presenting evidence to local forums within a diverse community, negotiating with partners, and writing technical reports and other correspondence. You will ensure that communications with colleagues, Council Members, the public and others are dealt with to an exceptional standard.

You will have an understanding of marketing techniques, behaviour change initiatives and issues surrounding sustainable transport within an urban environment.  You will have an understanding of business-to-business engagement and the drive and creativity to initiate new partnerships. You will be a team player and a team leader with a high level of initiative and able to prioritise work and lead others. You will have an eagerness to adapt to new technology and must be able to attend meetings outside normal working hours.

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: 30 November 2021

Interview date: W/C 13th December 2021

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.

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