A range of opportunities have arisen in the Transport Projects and people friendly streets service to help deliver the high profile people-friendly streets programme and carry out the Council’s transport planning function.
Main duties of the job
The Transport Projects and people friendly streets service is working with teams across the Council and with partners such as Transport for London and neighbouring boroughs to deliver the Council’s people-friendly streets programme.
We are looking to recruit new colleagues with a transport planning, regeneration, engineering or other relevant background to take on a complex and challenging work programme. You will deliver and manage people-friendly streets projects, which may include low traffic neighbourhoods, cycleways, junction redesign projects and public realm schemes, under the supervision of the Team Leader. In addition, you could be asked to work on a number of transport planning functions, including monitoring progress against the implementation of the Islington Transport Strategy, future strategy and policy development, responding to transport consultations, and working closely with partners such as Transport for London in securing transport investment.
Closing date: Sunday 14th August 2022 at 23:59
Interview date: tbc
Applicants are welcome to contact Karen Thomas | Team Leader People-Friendly Streets | Email: Karen.Thomas@islington.gov.uk / Microsoft Teams for further details or for a confidential discussion prior to applying.
Working for our organisation
Islington is an exciting and dynamic part of London. The Council is implementing its transport strategy by making changes to streets and public spaces aimed at encouraging more active lifestyles, reducing road danger and reducing the impact of transport on local air pollution and climate change. These changes to Islington’s streets and public spaces are being delivered at a fast pace to respond to the climate emergency, meet our commitment for a net zero carbon borough by 2030 and to encourage increased active travel.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to have all or most of the following:
- a broad understanding of transport planning policies, principles and issues;
- experience in the delivery of complex transport or public space projects;
- an ability to work collaboratively to redesign streets, major junctions and public spaces;
- an understanding of the principles of traffic modelling and traffic modelling data;
- experience of working within a recognised project management framework;
- an ability to draft funding bids and lobby for investment;
- an ability to provide expert advice to elected members, management and less experienced colleagues; and
- a qualification in transport planning, highway engineering, urban design, town planning, regeneration, project management or a related discipline to degree level or equivalent with a proven track record of successful post-qualification practice.
The successful candidate must have very good communication skills and be able to work creatively and constructively within a team, with other parts of the Council and partner organisations. A crucial part of this role will be an ability to work positively with stakeholders, the local community and elected members to deliver projects in line with the Council’s priorities.