London Borough of Hackney
SO1-PO1 - £29,424 - £35,070
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. Our challenge is to make sure that our borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney. Our Public Realm Division ensures that the London Borough of Hackney is clean, safe and accessible for all our residents, businesses and visitors. Our Streetscene team is responsible for the design and maintenance of all highway networks, footways, bridges and lighting on all public roads, contributing to the wellbeing of our community and creating a sustainable public realm.
You must have an understanding of or experience of Road Safety within an urban environment. You should also be able to understand plans and drawings and other relevant technical information related to Traffic Engineering project. A good understanding of relevant Road Safety legislation and knowledge of Road Safety and School Crossing Patrol issues as they affect the inner city is required together with knowledge of Best Value criteria.
You’ll be tactful, persuasive and have excellent communication (both orally and in writing). You will also have experience in managing staff, budgets, publicity campaigns and giving presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
We are looking for a highly motivated, forward thinking individual who can fully manage the team of school crossing patrol officers, whilst supporting the wider road safety initiatives that will be taken forward within the borough. Working as part of a small team, the position will require you to be flexible in your approach to your work which will assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of a wide range of initiatives linked to casualty reduction. The position offers the chance for you to become involved in a wide range of initiatives engaging with all road users, businesses, schools, other organisations and communities across the borough. You therefore need to be highly motivated, articulate, persuasive, IT literate and a good understanding of the strategic road safety issues across London.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website to apply.
There will be number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date: Tuesday 26th September 2017 @ 22:59
Interviews: Week commencing 16th October 2017
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.