Transport Policy Planner

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Transport Policy Planner
MORDEN, London
Interim Position

Merton 5224116

Posted: 9th January 2024 14:44
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  • Pay Rate:

    £36.20 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • MORDEN, London,

    SM4 5DX

What's involved with this role:

Interim Transport Policy Planner

Reference no:  Merton 5224116

Pay rate: £36.20 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 3 months  

City: MORDEN, London

A Transport Policy Planner is required to develop the Council’s long term sustainable travel strategy/plan (walking, cycling and EV charging infrastructure). The primary role will be to develop and produce several strategy documents related to sustainable transport, including cycling, walking and electric vehicles. The successful candidate will need a suitable level of knowledge and experience of transport planning focused on sustainable travel modes and specific knowledge of the latest technical guidance and experience of delivery of cycle and walking routes and EV charging infrastructure is essential. To also assist with other Transport planning matters. The post will also require regular site visits within Merton.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, review and manage sustainable transport related policies and strategies.
  • Lead on the development of sustainable transport policies for the 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.
  • 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.
  • Identify, co-ordinate and deliver the preparation of robust and effective research and monitor information to support production and delivery of the transport planning policies.
  • Develop effective working relationships at an appropriate level with key agencies and organisations, such as government departments, the Greater London Authority, strategic healthcare providers, housing providers, the Environment Agency, infrastructure providers and others. This includes undertaking negotiations to raise the profile of the Council’s transport policy and development matters, representing the Council at external meetings and leading on input to external strategies.
  • Identify potential external funding sources and develop effective bids to secure them, ensuring that the Council’s ability to generate external funding for projects is maximised. Develop bids for capital and revenue resources as appropriate and provide support for project management, budget management and financial forecasts.
  • Promote the projects and activities of the team to the wider council, its partners and external organisations including the development industry, other public bodies, business organisations and community associations to raise the teams’ profile and attract new business.
  • Undertake site visits borough-wide in all seasons to undertake the necessary assessments when developing strategies and proposals. Conduct effective consultation processes which will include representing the Council at public and committee meetings requiring occasional attendance at evening meetings.
  • May be required to work on other areas of transport planning and policy and on the delivery of sustainable transport projects.


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


  • Relevant degree or qualification in transport planning.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Specific knowledge of the latest technical guidance and experience of delivery of cycle and walking routes and EV charging infrastructure is essential.
  • Experience in developing Walking and Cycling Strategies as well as an EV strategy and possibly a kerbside strategy.
  • Knowledge and experience of transport planning focused on sustainable travel modes.
  • Experience in developing and delivering transport policies and projects.
  • Experience of assessing the transport implications of planning applications and other major projects/initiatives.
  • Previous experience of working in local government beneficial and preferable.
  • 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.
  • A willingness to work outside normal office hours if required.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Transport Policy Planner
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