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Location: London
Position: Project Management
Salary: £369.25 per week
Date Posted: 11 September 2019
Vacancy Type: LCIP Internship
Job Description:

Job title: Graduate Travel Behaviour Change Intern (London Borough of Waltham Forest)

Placement type: 6-month, full time

Start/end date of placement (approx.): ASAP Mid-October start for 6 months

Team:   Active Travel and Behaviour Change Team

Salary: £369.25 per week

Location: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd, London E17 4JF. Nearest tube stations: Walthamstow Central and/or Walthamstow Queen’s Road

Deadline: Advertising from the 11th September 2019. The deadline for applications will be Friday 30th September 2019. CoSector, University of London will be shortlisting immediately.

Please note that that the role will be live after the deadline. However, if you apply after the deadline, your application will only be considered in the case that we need to renew recruitment. 

Please see application process at the bottom. Any applications made to Waltham Forest directly will not be considered in their recruitment process

An exciting 6 month internship opportunity has arisen for a graduate working in the Active Travel and Behaviour Change Team at the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Please ensure that you can travel to Walthamstow before applying for the position.

The Role

You will have the opportunity to be involved in the behaviour change phase of the Enjoy Waltham Forest (Mini-Holland) walking and cycling programme.  

You will provide support across our projects to increase the number of people travelling by active and sustainable modes of transport.

Key tasks and deliverables of the internship include;

  • Supporting our engagement work with schools for their travel plans – information gathering and analysis and project delivery with pupils and staff
  • Travel behaviour change monitoring – creating surveys, analysing data and writing reports  
  • Assisting with planning and delivering external travel behaviour change events and initiatives
  • Preparation and updates of maps and data using GIS and other software
  • Assisting with management of community bike fleet
  • Supporting other project and administrative work as required

The ideal candidate will preferably have a degree in Transport, Planning or Geography however other backgrounds will be considered. The candidate should have demonstrable interest in sustainable and active travel.  

The successful candidate will also need to have;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computing skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • A proactive and hardworking approach
  • The ability to work well within a team
  • Excellent time management skills

The internship programme is very successful and interns have gone on to work in transport planning and sustainable and active travel. You will be encouraged to attend a range of internal and external training courses to support your development in transport planning.

Application Process:

1.           Applicants should apply with their most up to date CV only, no cover letter required at this stage.  

2.           All CVs will be filtered and screened by the University of London’s Internship Team

3.           Once the Internships team at the University have filtered and screened all the applications; they will call all the suitable applicants over the phone. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications that we receive, we can only call the most suitable candidates.

4.           Successful candidates will be notified of the application process and the next stages

The recruitment for this position is fully managed by CoSector University of London, Internships team therefore, if you have any problems with applying or questions regarding the placement, Waltham Forest Council ask that you contact the University of London Internships team directly. Any candidates that contact Waltham Forest directly will be missed in the application process.

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