Assistant Director Transport and Parking

Hounslow (City/Town), London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
10 Dec 2020
29 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full time

Hounslow is a real community of communities and one of the most culturally diverse areas in the UK. Over 250,000 people live in the borough. It’s an attractive place to live and work, with miles of river, canals, nature reserves and open spaces. The borough has some of the most beautiful parks and open spaces in London, with no fewer than five historic houses and landscape gardens. Covering 23 square miles, it stretches from Heathrow Airport in the west to Chiswick in the east.

The borough features modern housing estates, quiet suburbs, green belt villages like Heston and bustling and fashionable cosmopolitan districts such as Chiswick. The borough has excellent transport links: the A4 and M4 run through the borough and the area has eight London Underground stations and seven mainline railway stations.

We are looking for an Assistant Director, Transport and Parking to join us at this critical time for Hounslow. This role is crucial for the delivery of our ambition in Hounslow as outlined in our Transport Strategy, and in our Recovery Plan and Corporate Plan. You will advise the Chief Executive, Leader of the Council, Cabinet members, the Corporate Leadership Team and Council on Traffic, Transport, Parking, Sustainable Transport and Aviation Policy and Strategy. You will be ambitious in your vision for these services and ensure brilliance in the delivery of transport planning, road safety, traffic & parking management, parking enforcement, concessionary fares, and highways development management.

Your professional accountability is to lead, develop, and deliver a first class, modern, and inventive transport, traffic and parking function, working with a range of stakeholders, partners, and contractors. As a member of the Environment, Culture and Customer Services Directorate leadership team and the Hounslow leadership community, you will shape and deliver the organisational development plan, contribute to the practical implementation of our #1 Hounslow transformation programme and our Recovery Plan.

We want someone who will bring significant experience of transport, highways, and parking across complex organisations, ideally within local government. Your knowledge of best practice transport, highways and parking will be second to none, and you value thought leadership, looking beyond your organisation to identify the very best strategic and operational approaches to our ambitions.

You will be a qualified Civil Engineer (or relevant equivalent) or bring demonstrable work-based experience that evidences an equivalent level of attainment and competence.

You will be a strong communicator and you will have led and contributed to the delivery of transformational change.

This appointment is being handled by our advising consultants, Starfish Search.  To find out more about the role please visit their website via the link below, where you can download a full copy of the candidate pack and apply.

Closing Date: Friday 29th January 2021