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Sustainable Transport Assistant Planner - Hackney

Job Details

Sustainable Transport Assistant Planner


Neighbourhoods & Housing


Public Realm

Salary range

£27402 - £29010

Work pattern

Full Time


Scale 6

Closing date


Sustainable Transport Assistant Planner

Scale 6, £27,402 - £29,010 per annum

Full time, (term time only applicants will also be considered)

2 year fixed term contract /secondment opportunity

We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.

Our Public Realm Division ensures that the London Borough of Hackney is clean, safe and accessible for all our residents, businesses and visitors. Our Streetscene team is responsible for the design and maintenance of all highway networks, footways, bridges and lighting on all public roads, contributing to the wellbeing of our community and creating a sustainable public realm. The Sustainable Transport and Engagement team deliver smarter travel and road safety programmes to influence behaviour change towards safer and more sustainable forms of travel.

We are looking for an assistant sustainable transport planner to join the Sustainable Transport and Engagement team. You will join an industry leading team with a track record of delivering innovative, and award winning, road safety & sustainable transport projects and will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, while also fulfilling core functions such as monitoring travel plans. Working alongside our Principal Road Safety Officer you will engage with staff and students at local schools and also contribute to projects and campaigns aimed the wider community.

The successful candidate will have good and effective communication and interpersonal skills and be proactive in adding value to the service delivered, in initiating, developing and implementing Best Value and providing customer-focussed standards in regulatory environment. Knowledge of how primary and secondary schools function is an added bonus as indeed any experience within the fields of road safety and sustainable travel.

The ideal candidate should have the ability to communicate effectively with service users, dealing with negotiations, presenting evidence or advice in a public forum within Hackney’s diverse community, liaising with other internal directorates and external agencies to communicate project objectives and/or source information required, be willing to attend meetings or undertake work outside normal working hours e.g. evening meetings, good report writing skills and good I.T. knowledge.

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 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

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.

Please use the below link to apply. There will be number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. Please ensure your response to each response is no more than 200 words. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit to apply. 

Closing date: 07 October 2018 @ 22:59hrs

Interviews and assessments will be held week commencing: TBC

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 work.

CCAG Engagement and Development Advisor

Grade I Salary – SP1 – 4 £26,402 - £30,571

If applicable Living Wage Supplement will be paid for salaries below £16,881

Based In Leeds City Centre

Do you want to help make life better for people and communities in the Leeds City Region?

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic communications professional, dedicated to making a step change in the way people travel, and create a positive impact for region as a whole.


The role

The CCAG Engagement and Development Advisor is a dynamic role within the Communications and Engagement Team, with a primary focus on the ambitious cycling and walking projects being delivered by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme, as well as supporting the marketing and communications teams that cover the breadth of the Combined Authority’s work.

 The Combined Authority brings together the five partner councils in West Yorkshire, as well as York, the business community via Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and also takes in the former Passenger Transport Executive (branded Metro). Overall, the Combined Authority covers a population of over 3 million people and represents the largest economy outside London.

 The person

We are looking to appoint a driven individual with a passion for making a positive difference to the region, and in particular the ability to communicate the benefits of active travel to a wide range of audiences.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills, experience in the field of behaviour change and with a track record in partnership working. The candidate should also have experience and knowledge of working in a political environment.

This is a varied role which will suit an adaptable individual, proficient at developing and managing a range of projects and working with a range of stakeholders and partners

You will have

  • experience in developing, delivering and evaluating behaviour change initiatives, that are targeted and measurable
  • Capable of working flexibly and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary communications marketing team
  • Ability to engage with a wide range of audiences, including through public facing activity
  • experience of building relationships and delivering successful partnership activities

You will be educated to at least A-level and hold a relevant qualification in communications, project management or relevant experience of performing in a similar role.  

Please submit your application by 30 September 2018.

For more information about the work of West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds building an inclusive culture, we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. In return we can offer a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals; with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme and a fully funded travel MCard (zone 1-5). We are committed to enabling working parents to progress their careers and will consider requests for flexible working patterns and job share arrangements.

Please note:  Whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role has career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.


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