Sustainable Transport Planner, Open to flexible working

Location
Hackney, London (Greater)
Salary
£31,434 - £36,486 per annum
Posted
21 Aug 2019
Closes
01 Sep 2019
Ref
HC02667

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 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. 

You will be an ambassador for the ZEN programme, recruiting businesses, and enabling them 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 and heating related emissions are lowered, contributing to a cleaner, safer environment for the community while helping businesses cut their energy costs.

You will have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, as you will be presenting evidence to local forums within a diverse community, negotiating with partners, and writing technical reports and other correspondence.

You will have an understanding of marketing techniques and business to business engagement and the drive and creativity to initiate new partnerships.

You will have an eagerness to adapt to new technology, be a team player with a high level of initiative and able to prioritise, and be able to understand plans, drawings and other relevant technical information.

You must be able to attend meetings outside normal working hours, understand “Best Value” criteria and possess an understanding of sustainable transport within an urban environment. Qualifications in Transportation Planning and membership of, or eligibility for membership of, a relevant professional body would also be an asset.

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.

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. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date for applications: 1st September 2019

Interviews: TBC (w/c 23 September 2019)

 

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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