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Transport Planner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

  • Are you looking for working arrangements that enhance your work-life balance?
  • Do you want to join a positive and ambitious team?
  • Do you have an excellent understanding of national, regional, and local transport strategy as well as associated legislative requirements and policy guidance?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Spatial and Transport Planning service for a Transport Planner.  You will take a key role in delivering transport services for half a million residents and our businesses and visitors.   Working in the Transport Strategy Team, you will provide definitive professional advice for the Councils, creating and applying transport policy and strategy and best practice and delivering successful outcomes for a range of sustainable transport initiatives. There has never been a more challenging – or rewarding – time to work for Richmond and Wandsworth.

About the role:
The Transport Planner will assist in day to day liaison with Transport for London (TfL) on the Local Implementation Plan; progression of major transportation projects/initiatives, travel awareness initiatives, and provision of expert transportation, as well as traffic and highway engineering advice into the development management system.

The role presents a great opportunity to enhance your interpersonal skills and knowledge in an organisation committed to supporting personal development. You will learn how to manage and prioritise projects and programmes cutting across teams and stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.

The role is based within the Shared Staffing Arrangement and will involve working on a range of projects across Wandsworth and Richmond Councils. A minimum of two years’ transport planning experience in local government or private practice is sought.  We are particularly interested in hearing from people with an interest in working on active travel projects and/or electric vehicles.

You can expect to work on high profile projects, as well as on programmes such as cycling and school streets – all helping to support the Councils’ climate change strategies.

Who are we:
Richmond is an attractive outer London borough with stunning scenery and green spaces, including Richmond and Bushy Parks, great for walking and cycling It has a rich collection of historic buildings and conservation areas.  It’s world famous landmarks include Kew Gardens, Twickenham rugby stadium and Hampton Court Palace.  Wandsworth is a thriving inner London Borough on the southern banks of the River Thames that is steeped in a diverse history. The borough features landmarks such as the iconic Battersea Power Station, Ram Brewery, and Clapham Junction Station, and is acknowledged for its famous green spaces such as Wandsworth and Clapham Commons, Putney Heath, and the Grade II* listed Battersea Park.

We are positive and ambitious – When you join us, you’ll apply the same approach.

You will:

  • Take a key role in a small team of Transport Strategy professionals in providing definitive and professional advice for the councils.
  • Create and apply transport policy and strategy and deliver successful sustainable travel outcomes.
  • Help to deliver high quality, robust, and transparent Transport Strategy service.
  • Ensure decision making within tight time frames and that the Spatial and Transport Planning service is recognised as delivering an excellent service for all of our customers.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact David Tidley, Transport Strategy Team Manager on 020 8871 6662 or email

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments.

How to apply?
Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team at to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd October 2022

Shortlisting Date: Week Commencing 3rd October 2022

Interview Date: Week Commencing 10th October 2022

Useful Information: 

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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