Transport Planner – Spatial & Transport Planning

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Transport Planner - Spatial & Transport Planning
Interim Position

Richmond & Wandsworth 7325-1

Posted: 16th May 2024 16:07
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.63 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Temporary Transport Planner - Spatial & Transport Planning

Reference no: Richmond & Wandsworth 7325-1

Pay Rate: £17.63 per hour PAYE

36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Basic DBS disclosure required

To assist in the delivery of a high quality, robust and transparent decision making within tight time frames on transportation matters to ensure that the Planning and Transport Strategy Division is recognised as delivering an excellent service for all of the customers. 

The Transport Planner will assist a small team of Transport professionals in providing definitive professional advice for the Council, creating and applying transport policy and strategy and best practice and delivering successful planning outcomes. The scope of work will include assisting in one or more of day to day liaison on the Local Implementation Plan, progression of major transportation projects/ initiatives, travel awareness initiatives and provision of expert transportation and traffic and highway engineering advice into the development management system. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible to the Principal Transport Planner and work under the supervision of a Senior Transport Planner.
  • Undertake a full range of transport strategy work under supervision including the development and review of specialist transport strategy areas, to include public transport initiatives, travel awareness, including walking and cycling and major infrastructure schemes, working to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with meeting corporate targets and objectives.
  • Liaise on the preparation of the local Implementation Plan and the annual funding submission.
  • Provide pre-application advice, the input of transport strategy and traffic engineering advice to straightforward planning applications, working to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with meeting corporate targets and objectives.
  • Work under supervision to assess, engage and set out clear and robust transport strategy formulation in an accurate, well written officer report based on an up-to-date and relevant evidence base.
  • Obtain an up-to-date knowledge of national and regional policy and relevant legislation and to take a proactive approach to relevant changes in legislation.
  • Assist in identifying issues and proposing improvements and creative solutions within the context of current and future service requirements in order to continually deliver high quality, customer focused planning services to managers and a full range of customers.
  • Ensure that all transport strategy formulation is undertaken with due regard to the Councils’ corporate objectives.
  • Implement, under supervision, components of larger projects in order to deliver organisational objectives as well as enabling agreed changes in transport strategy and processes to take place, taking responsibility for project management as required.
  • On occasion to present your own recommendations to internal and public meetings on straightforward transport issues in a clear and concise manner including providing professional advice to Members and the public.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • A degree in planning, transport or other appropriate professional qualification and a member of a relevant institute or prepared to work toward full membership.


  • A working knowledge and sound understanding of national, regional and local transport strategy and associated legislative requirements and policy guidance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective customer relations and customer care practices.
  • Clear understanding of IT systems generally including Microsoft Office suite.


  • Experience in local government transport strategy work including assisting in preparation of Local Implementation Plan and transport strategy documents or equivalents.  

Skills & Abilities:

  • Effective report writing skills including preparation of local plan documents, committee reports, development plan examination statements or equivalents.
  • Articulate in written and oral communication skills with particular reference to report and letter writing, public speaking, presentation skills and communicating with Members, the public, staff and other professionals.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data and present key facts including policy implications in the preparation of reports, policy formulation and other material.
  • Ability to prepare briefs for and assist in the selection, control and monitoring of consultants
  • Ability to work on designated projects with supervision
  • Able to use initiative to identify solutions to problem solving and demonstrating a 'can-do' attitude to improvements in service delivery. 
  • Ability to assist in identifying need for change and to introduce and manage changes designed to improve service delivery.  


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Transport Planner - Spatial & Transport Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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