It is an exciting time to join the Place Department at Enfield Council. Enfield holds significant potential for good growth and has an ambitious Council focussed on delivery.
As a Council we are energised and passionate about delivering proactive planning to help shape the Borough over the next 15 years and beyond. The opening of a new station at Meridian Water heralded a new phase of exciting regeneration projects coming forward, with the Council taking a proactive role in making things happen.
As we progress with our new Local Plan, a number of exciting development proposals are starting to come through the planning process – some led by the Council, others by private developers - and we are in a position to bolster the capacity of both the Planning Service and the Traffic and Transportation Service to help get the most out of these projects. We are looking for exceptional candidates to join the team be part of the future that we are shaping.
Enfield is already a great place to live and work and has all the ingredients for future success. Our attractive historic market town boasts a prime location with great transport links into central London. We host a myriad of assets from great green spaces, cultural venues and countryside including the Lee Valley Regional Park and high performing industrial economy that is an engine room for London’s wider economy.
Enfield’s Place Department is looking to secure talented design, planning and transport professionals within its Planning and Traffic and Transportation Services to provide additional capacity to a growing team. We are committed to delivering a high quality planning, design and heritage service and to ensuring successful placemaking and regeneration across the Borough.
We want to hear from applicants who can contribute positively to the team’s culture and who are committed to striving for excellence in public planning.
We require a senior transport planner to join the team to provide advice on planning applications, including Major PPAs and Council-led regeneration projects, coming through the planning service. This role is critical to ensuring that emerging planning and regeneration schemes will improve the lives of local residents, create a great place to live through sustainable transport projects and improvements to the public realm and drive forward modal shift through the planning and design process.
The main duties of the role would be:
Provide professional and technical development-related transport planning and policy advice. including on PPAs and major schemes coming through the planning system.
Work positively as part of a team within the Traffic & Transportation service and the wider Place Department
Advise on transport, public realm and physical regeneration projects in the borough related to specific PPAs and schemes coming through the planning system.
Ensuring that schemes are designed to provide new and improved active and sustainable transport infrastructure.
Provide advice and present updates and reports to officers, members and other stakeholders involved in Planning and wider Place Department projects.
This is a full time role (36 hours per week) – We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part time hours, compressed hours, working from home and staggered start and finish times.
This role is a 12 month fixed term contract with possible extension subject to funding.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight on 22nd November 2020
To apply please click on the apply button below
This role requires that you upload 2 documents.
• A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
• Your CV.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
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If you have any difficulties accessing this information or require further information please contact Claire.Turner@enfield.gov.uk on 02081321024.