MP Smarter Travel is a sustainable transport consultancy that specialises in working with businesses, local communities, and schools to support walking, cycling and other zero emission transport. We are passionate about improving our streets and neighbourhoods to make them more liveable for people of all ages, backgrounds, and physical abilities.
We are looking to expand our team by recruiting a Sustainable Transport Consultant who will provide additional support on our range of projects across the public and private sectors. You will be responsible for delivery on projects that include; air quality, school travel plans, modal shift and engagement with businesses to promote sustainable transport initiatives.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the sustainable transport sectors and gain project management experience as part of a supportive team of professionals with a shared passion for sustainable transport. We are keen to support your personal development, offering excellent career progression and the opportunity to play a role in work winning and business strategy.
Based in the vibrant Southbank area of London, we share an office with our parent company, Mattinson Partnership – a specialist recruiter for the built and natural environment. You can expect a busy, friendly office and an active social scene with regular staff events. Flexible working options are also available.
We are looking for an outgoing and confident ‘people person’ who is comfortable speaking with large numbers of schools and businesses by phone and in-person to persuade them to participate in our clients’ sustainable transport / air quality programmes. You will have excellent spoken and written communications skills, organisational skills and attention to detail. Previous experience of working with schools or education would be desirable, but not essential. You should also be able to demonstrate an interest in transport, air quality and/or the built environment. A background in sales, customer service or survey delivery is desirable. A degree-level education (or equivalent) is preferred.
Role and responsibilities:
* Contribute to a variety of projects including air quality monitoring, school travel plans, and engagement with businesses to promote cycling and air quality initiatives. * Lead projects to collect travel data from schools in central London by contacting schools, arranging to visit, and delivering in-class ‘hands up’ surveys. * Provide assistance and inputs for school travel plans * Engage with the public on traffic calming / low traffic neighbourhoods
* Provide input for our website and social media accounts. * Other project support and attending networking events as required.
Key skills and experience:
* Outgoing and confident manner * Excellent spoken and written communication skills * Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail * Demonstrated interest in transport, air quality and/or the built environment
* Data analysis and report writing * Degree-level education or equivalent * Ability to ride a bicycle in London and own a bicycle (desired) * Applicants must be eligible for an enhanced DBS
Please send your cv and cover letter highlighting what attracts you to the position and what you think you can bring to the role.