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Assistant Sustainable Transport Coordinator

Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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To join the active travel team to help deliver a raft of initiatives that aim to change travel behaviour to be more sustainable and active. These projects include working with suppliers and communities, residents and councillors. Candidates should have a passion and enthusiasm for active travel, Transport Economics, have good organisation and communication skills and be focused on people and results.
  • To work closely with the Active Travel Manager in organising and developing a range of sustainable transport initiatives to enable residents, businesses, and community groups to travel more actively and sustainably. This will involve project management, risk assessments, publicity including press releases, photo opportunities, procurement of materials and targeted communication. This includes social media posts, resident newsletters, website updates, staff SharePoint stories and internal newsletter articles.
  • To do this will require working with a number of different suppliers across the borough and London. The nature of events means that working weekends and evenings on certain occasions will be necessary. Ensuring that Lambeth is leading the way by encouraging staff to travel actively to, from and during work. This includes managing the Council's pool bike system across the Council buildings. This requires monitoring booking systems for their use, procurement of mechanics to maintain bicycles on a monthly basis, promoting their use to staff and procuring new bikes as and when needed.
  • To be in charge of communicating active travel messages, working with internal and external stakeholders including councillors, Transport for London, Met Safer Transport Teams, other borough colleagues and residents. To be the public face of active travel and ensuring that enquiries are responded to in a timely manner. Thinking creatively to pilot new initiatives in the borough and to showcase Lambeth as a leading borough in active travel.
  • To be the lead contact for Lambeth on walking issues, campaigns, and events. This will involve fielding queries on walking issues, updating Lambeth's web pages on walking and promoting walking campaigns to staff and businesses.
  • To manage the sustainable transport related email inboxes. A high volume of enquiries come through on a weekly basis, so this requires regular monitoring and ensuring responses are sent to any enquiries that come through within 2 working days.
  • To provide project support to the Project Manager working on the on-street cycle hangar implementation programme. This involves collecting data from various sources including online forms and email requests to create a representation of demand for cycle hangars across the borough. The role also includes assisting with choosing locations, creating communications, working on the consultations, the prioritising of resident spaces, scheduling installations, responding to resident enquiries and working with internal and external stakeholders and delivery partners.
  • To manage the Play Streets process. This includes checking applications on a weekly basis. Ensuring applications are complete and reviewing whether suggested roads are suitable. Liaising with the Streetworks Manager and Traffic Management Order team and being the main contact point for residents.
  • To play a key role in collating information, consultin, running consultation exercises and supporting the delivery of active travel projects which balance the needs of the local community and general public.
  • To manage the Legible London scheme and project manage its regular refreshes. Working with the regeneration teams to identify new locations for infrastructure and project managing a refresh of all the mapping on a 5-yearly basis. The scheme will require allocation of budget via TfL and s106, procurement and overseeing map updating and installation.
  • To manage the abandoned bike scheme. Recording reports of abandoned bikes, organising and conducting notice posting on bikes, and liaising with internal agencies and external stakeholders to arrange their collection and delivery to local community groups.
  • To ensure that the expenditure of the budget allocated to the postholder by the Active Travel Manager brings best value. To ensure that these budgets are spent accordingly and in line with the Council's procurement and financial systems. To maintain and present financial information. Resolving queries and problems from suppliers relating to finance. To be responsible for the identification, draw-down, and spend of S106 receipts that are available to the Active Travel team.
  • To contribute to an effective way of working, creating a team ethos within the Office that is built around:
    • Flexible and dynamic working.
    • Vigorous championing of the customer experience.
    • Supportive working in relation to fellow team members and to partners responsible for providing services.
    • Achieving results
  • To maintain and improve existing knowledge of national and local transport and other related policies and strategies at every appropriate opportunity that may aid you in the course of you work.
  • To work flexibly in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of this job and participate as required in multi-disciplinary cross-department and cross-organisational groups and task teams.
  • To take responsibility, relevant to the post, for ensuring that Council statutes and government legislation is upheld. This includes, amongst others, Management Compliance Charter, Environmental Policy, Data Protection Act, Race Equality Action Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Health & Safety, Sustainable Construction and Recycling.
  • To take responsibility, appropriate to the post for tacking racism and promoting good race, ethnic and community relations.
  • The above list is not exhaustive and other duties relevant to the post may, from time to time be required. Variation may also occur to the duties and responsibilities without changing the general character of the post.
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