Senior Transport Planner (Active Travel and Travel Plans) job with Camden London Borough Council

About us

Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a Senior Transport Planner you will work on supporting active travel and travel planning across Camden.  

The role

Camden has produced a bold and ambitious Transport Strategy (CTS), ‘Healthy Streets, Healthy Travel, and Healthy Lives’ – that sets out our vision for transport in the Borough through to 2041. The Strategy contains seven core objectives which include delivering a sustainable transport system and streets that are inclusive and accessible for all, reducing all road casualties in Camden and progressing towards zero Killed or Seriously Injured, and reducing the impact of transport-based emissions and noise in Camden. We have also produced a new Clean Air Action Plan and Climate Action Plan. Following the development of these three plans, Camden is pushing forward with a challenging programme of projects in a number of transport planning areas.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Transport Planner to manage projects, in the area of active travel and smarter travel, within our Transport Strategy Service. This post will also manage and advise the School Travel Plan Officer on their work programme relating to the active travel projects that are undertaken with schools in the borough.

The post also has its own wide-ranging work programme, including the delivery of the Healthy School Streets (HSS) programme to provide traffic free zones outside of many schools in the borough, involving working with schools and key stakeholders to deliver these schemes and their related project management requirements. In addition, the post will manage the existing HSS schemes that have been implemented and the ongoing monitoring and further consultation, required to assess their performance following a significant expansion during Covid-19 period. The post-holder will also project manage a number of other Healthy Streets infrastructure schemes that help deliver the CTS.

The post will also lead on the implementation of the Camden Cargo Bike Network, funded through the Mayors Air Quality Fund, working with stakeholders, the contractor and reporting monitoring results. In addition, the post-holder will support other initiatives in the Active Travel and Travel Planning Team including: the development and improvement of cycle skills schemes; supporting the work on travel plans and monitoring for schools and development sites; and assisting with the continued roll out of dockless bike hire in Camden, as well as potential involvement with the London-wide e-scooter trial.

The proposals that have been developed will require extensive engagement and consultation with the local community, including developing innovative approaches to stakeholder engagement. You will need to ensure that the objectives of the projects are developed in full, and met, whilst balancing multiple and often competing interests of a variety of stakeholders. And you will need to work closely with internal colleagues from across the Council, including sustainability, air quality, transport, parking, place-shaping and other teams. This is a rare opportunity to shape and upgrade transport and the environment in a core part of inner London.

You’ll have previous, extensive experience of working in a transport/planning/accessible transport environment and a minimum of higher certificate or equivalent in a subject related to transport planning/traffic engineering/parking. (Candidates with different qualifications but demonstrating suitable experience in this or related work would also be considered).

You’ll have excellent knowledge of transport planning (and, if possible, an understanding and experience of environmental and sustainability issues) as well as an understanding of the wider context of traffic and transport including air quality, land use planning, urban design, sustainability, and smarter travel. Alongside this, you’ll possess a good understanding of regional and national policy and the legislative framework.

You will be an excellent and proven Project Manager with demonstrable experience of successfully delivering both infrastructure and behaviour change schemes in an urban environment.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our travel and transport offer and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at [email protected] or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.


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