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Senior Transport Planner

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Wandsworth, London (Greater)
£33,543 - £46,962
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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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 Senior 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 Senior Transport Planner will assist a Principal Transport Planner in the identification and delivery of developer funded transport and highway schemes.  You can expect to work on some of the most high profile development sites, including Battersea Power Station and the Stag Brewery, liaising between developers, highway authorities and public transport providers.   

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 experience of working on s106 planning agreements and highways legal agreements, including the adoption and stopping up of highways.

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:  Monday 17 January 2022
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 17 January 2022
Interview Date(s): Week commencing 24 January or week commencing 31 January 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.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Agile working is supported by the Spatial and Transport Planning Service, with a hybrid approach to work location, to include working from home, site visits and with attendance at the Wandsworth Town Hall and Twickenham Civic Centre offices as required.

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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