Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £32,301 to £37,491 32301 - SO1 - PO1
Contract Type
Fixed Term / Secondment
Contract Length
24 Month FTC
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Neighbourhoods & Housing
Public Realm
Closing date

24 Month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sustainable Transport Planner to assist in managing and progressing a wide range of interesting  projects at the forefront of transport planning. You will be involved in resolving many of the newest issues in local government such as on-street electric vehicle charging, car clubs and dockless bike rentals. 

The successful candidate 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. Through ensuring that the evidence is clearly set out and analysed, you will provide essential background material to 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 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 engaging with and managing the expectations of stakeholders including politicians.

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. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 23 January 2022

Interviews: 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.

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