- Pay Rate:
£28.80 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 11 months
Full Job Title: Interim Policy Planner – Transport
Reference no: Merton 5212047
The primary role will be to develop and produce several strategy documents related to sustainable transport, including cycling, walking and electric vehicles.
Candidates should therefore have a suitable level of knowledge and experience of transport planning focused on sustainable travel modes.
Specific knowledge of the latest technical guidance and experience of delivery of cycle and walking routes and EV charging infrastructure is essential. The candidate will be required to conduct effective consultation processes which will include representing the Council at public and committee meetings requiring occasional attendance at evening meetings. The post will also require regular site visits within Merton.
The post holder may also be required to work on other areas of transport planning and policy and on the delivery of sustainable transport projects. Previous experience of working in local government would be beneficial and preferable.
- To develop, review and manage sustainable transport related policies and strategies
- To lead on the development of sustainable transport policies for Merton Council, primarily the preparation, submission, review and delivery of transport planning policies and guidance, including the EV strategy, Walking and cycling strategies and other technical plans.
- To manage specific projects in particular relating to the Council’s sustainable transport policies, to provide expert advice and support with regard to departmental and corporate initiatives as appropriate including advice to Councillors, local residents, developers, community groups, businesses and other technical and non-technical audiences
“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- Relevant degree or qualification in transport planning.
- Experience in developing and delivering transport policies and projects.
- Experience of assessing the transport implications of planning applications and other major projects/initiatives.
- Knowledge and understanding of legislations and techniques relevant to transport planning and associated topics.
- Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to conduct an open and communicative approach including good written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to plan, programme, monitor and deliver projects and programmes of work in accordance with required timescales.
- Good analytical skills including the ability to collect, present and interpret information.
- Leadership and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work effectively as an individual and within a team.
- An understanding of resource management, including effective budget management.
- An understanding of the different roles and needs of Councillors, clients, consultants, contractors and the public in relation to the team’s work.
- Knowledge of best practice and innovative approaches to transport planning.
- ICT Skills: An understanding of IT systems including a good level of competence in all standard software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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“Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
- Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
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Interim Policy Planner – Transport
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