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Principal Transport Planner (LEN & Healthy Streets)

Directorate: Supporting Communities

Location: 5 Pancras Square

Job Level: Level 4, Zone 2

Salary: £40,829 - £47,360

Contract Type: 3 year Fixed Term Contract/Secondment, full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

The role 

Camden has produced a bold and ambitious Transport Strategy – ‘Healthy Streets, Healthy Travel, and Healthy Lives’ - that sets out our vision for transport in the Borough through to 2041. The Strategy contains seven core objectives which include delivering a sustainable transport system and streets that are inclusive and accessible for all, reducing all road casualties in Camden and progressing towards zero Killed or Seriously Injured, and reducing the impact of transport-based emissions and noise in Camden. We have also produced a new Clean Air Action Plan which sets out our commitments and schemes to radically improve air quality in the Borough, helping us meet stretching World Health Organisation targets.

Following the development of these two Plans, Camden has been successful in securing funding from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund for a ‘Low Emission Neighbourhood’ in Camden Town, over the next 3 years. This includes transformational proposals to trial pedestrianizing sections of Camden High Street, leading towards a potential permanent scheme, development and implementation of new walking and cycling routes, other public realm improvements and a package of air quality improvement schemes. At the same time we are developing proposals to radically improve walking, cycling and public realm conditions, and reduce motor traffic levels, in the adjacent Kentish Town area, over the same time frame. Both schemes fall under our ‘Healthy Streets Project’ proposals set out in the Camden Transport Strategy (CTS), and is a total package of work of at least £2.5m.

We are looking for a highly motivated Principal Transport Planner to project manage, and deliver, these two transformational schemes, which will contribute significantly to the CTS and Clean Air Action Plan. You will also be asked to support other related initiatives, such as a cargo bike trial scheme, which is funded separately but will be delivered in these areas, and the development of other Healthy Streets Projects as they arise.

The proposals we have started to develop will require extensive engagement and consultation with the local community, including developing innovative approaches to stakeholder engagement. You will need to ensure that the objectives of the projects are developed in full, and met, whilst balancing multiple and often competing interests of a variety of stakeholders. And you will need to work closely with internal colleagues from across the Council, including sustainability, air quality, transport, parking, place-shaping and other teams.

This is a rare opportunity to shape and upgrade transport and air quality in two high-profile, complex, and exciting areas of inner London.

About you

You’ll have previous, extensive experience of working in a transport/planning/accessible transport environment and a minimum of higher certificate or equivalent in a subject related to transport planning/traffic engineering/parking. (Candidates with different qualifications but demonstrating suitable experience in this or related work would also be considered).

You’ll have excellent knowledge of transport planning (and, if possible, an understanding and experience of air quality and sustainability issues) as well as an understanding of the wider context of traffic and transport including air quality, land use planning, urban design, sustainability, and smarter travel. Alongside this, you’ll possess a good understanding of regional and national policy and the legislative framework.

You will be an excellent and proven Project Manager with demonstrable experience of successfully delivering both infrastructure and behaviour change schemes in an urban environment.

 About us

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click here to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

 Discover and Diversity 

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 21st July 2019 23:59

Interviews to be held: W/C 5th August 2019

Please quote reference: 190000GR

 

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Principal Technical Advisor - Living Streets

Salary range: £35,261 - £39,923 per annum  (excluding London weighting) or £39,030 - £43,693 per annum (including London weighting)

Location: London or Newcastle office preferred, homebased elsewhere in England considered

Hours: 35 per week

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 02 August 2019 (midday)

Interview date: 20 August 2019

Interview Location: London

Please send your application quoting reference Principal Technical Advisor  to recruitment@livingstreets.org.uk

If the candidate pack is required in an alternative format please contact Living Streets at recruitment@livingstreets.org.uk or 020 7377 4900.

Strictly no agencies. 

CVs will not be accepted.



We are Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.

We want to create a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday, local journeys; free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illnesses and social isolation. We want to achieve a better walking environment and to inspire people of all generations to enjoy the benefits the simple act of walking brings.

For 90 years we’ve been a beacon for walking. In our early days our campaigning led to the UK’s first zebra crossings and speed limits. Now our campaigns and local projects deliver real change to overcome barriers to walking and our groundbreaking initiatives such as the world’s biggest Walk to School campaign encourage millions of people to walk.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead the Living Streets technical team.

The Principal Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing technical expertise across Living Streets enabling the organisation to increase our effectiveness to create streets fit for walking. They will play an important role in the management and delivery of key work across the UK, engaging strategically with senior stakeholders and representing Living Streets externally.

The role will be responsible for growing the organisation’s capacity to work with local and national stakeholders and supporting making the economic case for walking.

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/about-us/careers/principal-technical-advisor

School Travel Advisor - Barnet

Salary - Circa £27,000

To assist in the development, promotion and co-ordination of the delivery of School Travel Plans (STP) programme and provide support for the implementation of actions and initiatives resulting from the STPs and assist in the development of a strategy for the long term provision of support for School Travel Planning to ensure its long term sustainability. To liaise with Head Teachers, teachers, parents, students, governors, police and Public Health, Road Safety Officers, Engineers, Councillors and TfL. To assist in the promotion, assessment and submission of STARS (Sustainable Travel; Active, Responsible, Safe) accreditation to meet STARS accreditation performance indicators and targets.  To actively support and progress the Road Safety/School Travel Plan Business Cases.

Location


This role will be based in Barnet.  Travelling may be required to other Capita offices on occasions.

 

Role and Responsibilities

To assist in the development and co-ordination of support for school communities creating and implementing School Travel Plans (STPs), applying for STARS and assisting schools to progress funding bids.

  • To assist in the development of a local strategy to promote and implement school STPs across the authority linking to appropriate transportation, education, social inclusion health, and community strategies.
  • To assist in developing and implementing a promotion and publicity strategy for school travel plans and STARS which will ensure that schools are aware of and know how to access relevant and appropriate information about school travel plans through presentations and existing publications and through the identification of other opportunities.
  • To assist in reviewing existing school travel plan guidelines (both locally and  nationally) and consider and develop additional supporting information (e.g. case studies and funding guidance).
  • To build upon and develop effective working relationships with a range of individuals, agencies and organisations (both internally and externally) to ensure that available resources, information and expertise are maximised to the benefit of school communities.
  • To assist in co-ordinating and supporting carefully planned integrated work with partners from councils, police and health authority, parishes, schools, parents, students,  local communities and other agencies to assist the development and implementation of STPs that will improve safety and reduce car dependence on the  journey to school.
  • To assist in reviewing existing monitoring and evaluation procedures and to develop and implement ways to accurately determine and record progress made by schools tackling and implement STPs and STARS.
  • To provide regular progress reports to the Safe and Sustainable Travel Coordinator, and  both regionally and nationally via TfL and other partners.
  • To facilitate and assist in the planning, preparation and implementation of road safety education and sustainable travel programmes for multi-agency working and the education and training of all groups of the community with emphasis on identified risk groups.
  • To be responsible for the development, implementation and promotion of projects and initiatives, competitions and events that encourage active and more sustainable travel by members of educational establishments.
  • To have a knowledge of current legislation, policy and strategies relating to School Travel Plans and Road Safety.
  • To assist in the preparation of School Travel Plan and Road Safety related marketing communications related material, including drafting press and publicity material.
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with other partners, such as Schools, Children’s Services, the Police, Travel Plan team, Parking team and other Boroughs, to ensure planned integrated work on promoting Road Safety Education, Training and Publicity.
  • To assist in the preparation of  letters, technical reports and other documents as may be required i.e. one off projects, arranging displays, exhibitions, distribution, presentation work etc.
  • Contribution to programme and budget achievement.
  • Adherence to the Council’s Standing Orders, contractual procedures and the preparation of comprehensive contract records for all projects.
  • Technical competence and contributions to reports, other documents and the delivery of Quality Guarantee promises.
  • To actively support and progress the Road Safety/School Travel Plan Business case through identifying opportunities, developing marketing and educational resources and successfully winning and executing commissions.
  • To assist in the development of, securing agreement to and implementing of improved policies and procedures in relation to School Travel Planning.
  • To assist in the development of, securing agreement to and implementing programmes of investment in School Travel Plans.
  • Working with other services within the Company, Capita and the Council to ensure the service delivers maximum benefit.

                                                                                                                

Financial and Asset Responsibilities
  • To control any resources allocated ensuring compliance with financial regulations, standing orders and the relevant legislation.
  • Ensure that all actions which should be recorded on the computerised system are actioned such that the system contains a full and up to date record or all works and agreed variations to allow financial information/reports to be produced.

 

Staff Responsibilities

 

  • To assist in the control of specific areas of income and expenditure for which the Service is responsible, employing financial systems to monitor spend throughout the year ensuring budgetary control.
  • Junior Staff on day to day or project by project basis.
  • Capita staff, consultants and contractors undertaking work for the company and/or on behalf of the Council as directed.

 

Other – Performance Measures
  • Programme achievement.
  • Budget achievement
  • Adherence to Re’s Standing Orders, contractual procedures and the preparation of comprehensive contract records for all projects.
  • Contributions to reports and other documents.
  • Technical competence.

 

  • Flexibility

In order to deliver the service effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.  Such duties, however, will fall within the scope of the post, at the appropriate grade.

 Re’s Commitment to Equality

  • To deliver Re’s commitment to equality of opportunity both in the provision of services and as an employer.  All staff are expected to promote equality in the work place and in the services Re delivers. 

Requirements (Essential)

  • Experience of working in one or more of the following areas:  school travel planning, transport planning, road safety, education.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the Primary and Secondary Education system.
  • Knowledge of School Travel Strategies and Plans and STARS accreditation.
  • Marketing knowledge and skills with the ability to create and deliver innovative projects aimed at achieving positive behaviour change in road safety and travel choices among children, young people and adults.
  • The Role is dependent upon the outcome of an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
  • Demonstrate the ability to programme, supervise and monitor a number of projects simultaneously.
  • 5 GCSE passes or equivalent including English language and Maths.
  • Demonstrate the ability plan, prioritise and monitor workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills..
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook Project and STARS.
  • Excellent time /budgetary management skills.
  • Able to work without close supervision and take responsibility to resolve issues.
  • Experience of working with consultants/contractors.
  • Commitment to a high quality output and quality control.
  • Ability to keep good work records.
  • Confident self-motiving and innovative
  • Occasional out of normal hours working

 

Requirements (Desirable)

  • NSTG Phase II Training qualification or equivalent.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Knowledge of evaluation techniques used in assessing behaviour change, particularly in respect of School Travel behaviour.
  • To have a good working knowledge and understanding of legislation, codes of practice, and policies relating to School Travel Planning and Road Safety.
  • Understanding of the principles of effective project management.
  • Understanding of using financial systems.

 

Expected Behaviours

  • Assist in producing bids to secure funding for School Travel Plan related activities.
  • Experience of working with key partners to develop, implement and monitor School Travel Plans.
  • Ability to assist in the preparation and management of relevant budgets.
  • Ability to resolve enquiries involving the public or Councillors / MPs.
  • Ability to apply and promote health and safety policies and practices.
  • Ability to manage and motivate consultants and direct employees, define clear deliverables, apply effective performance management, and achieve high quality standards. 
  • Ability to operate effectively in a changing environment, to develop and acquire new skills and knowledge and to be responsible for own personal development. 
  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers at all levels
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and able to explain facts and express views and opinions with clarity and conviction.
  • Ability to handle questions, objections and challenges.
  • Experience of undertaking public consultation and working with schools and educational establishments.
  • Knowledge of Evaluation and Monitoring relating to children’s learning.
  • Experience of meeting with elected members and governors.
  • Works with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and approach to work.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work to deadlines.
  • Flexibility and adaptable to changing goals and objectives.
  • Committed to achieving performance objectives.
  • Positive approach to engaging in performance appraisal and development review process.
  • Self-monitoring of performance against targets.
  • Demonstrate commitment to own personal development and learning.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Flexible and supportive of colleagues in order to achieve positive outcomes for the team
  • Able to provide creative solutions that contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of, and a commitment to the practical application of equal opportunities principles in the workplace, as an employer and as a service provider.
  • Promote equality and diversity.
  • Acts on and achieves the promises and commitments made to customers, colleagues and partners.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of key functions across the Company, Capita and the  council.
  • Politically aware.
  • Ability to engage with external partners in a positive manner.

 

Remuneration Package

Negotiable, depending on level of experience and qualifications

  • 37.5 hours a week
  • Annual leave 20-25 days
  • The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their career within Capita plc
  • Access to many Capita benefits schemes

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