Here at the London Borough of Havering, we are excited to be growing our Planning team. Over the next few years, we are embarking on a regeneration journey that will transform our borough, create high-quality places, connect our towns and bring opportunities for all. As part of this, we are recruiting a Deputy Team Leader for Transport Planning.
In this vital leadership role, you will use high-level transport planning and supervisory skills to drive regeneration across the borough. You will provide transport policy input into strategic development and infrastructure projects across the borough, to ensure that growth and regeneration is delivered in line with the Havering Local Plan and the borough’s Transport Strategy.
About The Role
Your key responsibilities will include delivering transport planning projects for the borough. You will deputise for the Team Leader and help to set the tactical direction for your team and monitor performance delivery to achieve both corporate and departmental aims. We will look to you to help ensure all transport planning projects are completed on time and within budget.
You will also support the Transport Planning Team Leader to establish, develop and review structures, procedures and working methods for the Transport Planning team to ensure an integrated, effective and efficient approach to the delivery of services.
To be successful in this role you will need strong transport/spatial planning skills, have experience in dealing with councillors and be politically astute, with several years of experience working on large scale transport planning developments. We will expect you to have a comprehensive understanding of planning and local government legislation and to be informed on the latest developments affecting planning and regeneration in London.
This is a role which requires you to deputise for the Team Leader and we will expect you to work alongside the Team Leader to manage and develop the team to achieve the best results.
Havering is moving forward. Though we are the third largest borough in London, Havering is not as well-known as its Essex and east London neighbours. We are changing that. We have so much planned in Havering for you to get involved in – from transforming Romford Town Centre, extensive home building and creating integrated and long-lasting infrastructure to give our residents and businesses the services they need.
To invest in our borough, we know that we also need to invest in our people. We’re looking for ambitious people who want to grow and develop their careers. In return, we offer great support and training to get you settled into your role, fantastic benefits and encourage flexible and smart working.
Our offices are a short walk from Romford station, which is on the Crossrail Elizabeth line to and from London and are easily reachable by bus. We are close to the M25 and offer discounted car parking for staff. We are an open plan, friendly office with a great atmosphere.
Our people are as much part of our journey as the work we are doing – together Havering is going places.