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Transport Strategy Programme Co-ordinator

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 Programme Coordinator.  Working in the Transport Strategy Team, you will monitor the team’s performance against its sustainability objectives and financial resources. There has never been a more challenging – or rewarding – time to work for Richmond and Wandsworth.

About the role:
The Transport Strategy team has responsibility for progressing a programme of high profile work to deliver key Corporate Objectives, including the Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Strategy and Richmond Climate Emergency Strategy.  With a challenging delivery pipeline of projects and the growing requirement for monitoring of projects and timely performance reporting, the Transport Strategy Programme Co-ordinator will lead co-ordination of the work programme, whilst also assisting with delivery of sustainable travel initiatives.  The Transport Strategy Programme Co-ordinator will ensure systems and processes are in place to maintain accurate and up to date records to facilitate timely project progress updates and associated budgetary information, ensuring the Team work programme and performance information is regularly reviewed and aligned with Corporate Objectives.

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.

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:

  • Monitor the Transport Strategy Team’s progress in delivering its workload
  • Maintain programme and financial information
  • Monitor transport related climate change targets and objectives
  • 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 on 0208 871 8825 or to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 December 2022
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 12 December 2022
Interview Date(s): Week commencing 19 December 2022

Useful Information:jO

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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