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Nominations

Chair and Vice Chair of the Transport Planning Network

 

We are currently seeking nominations from members who would like to be considered for the role of Chair and Vice Chair of the Transport Planning Network. This is a great opportunity to help us champion the need for integration between transport and land use planning, and to shape our programme of events and political engagement over the next two years. 

The role

The Transport Planning Network (TPN) is a member-driven forum for transport planners and those with an interest in transport issues. It is run jointly between the RTPI and the Transport Planning Society (TPS).

The Chairs are expected to champion and help promote awareness of the network alongside the RTPI Policy and Network Manager who performs most of the day-to-day administrative tasks. The Chairs are expected to hold the post for a two-year period.

What's involved?

Responsibilities include: providing intelligence on issues and topics of relevance to the Network; contributing to the TPN newsletter, other RTPI publications and The Planner magazine as invited; identifying subjects for discussion at events; accepting speaking engagements on Network topics where the organising body is reimbursing expenses; supporting Network events and engaging with members whenever convenient; and reporting to the RTPI Policy, Practice and Research Committee on Network achievements (as may be required). 

About you

  • The Chair should be an RTPI member, and the Vice Chair should be a TPS member.
  • A strong commitment to planning and the RTPI's strategic objectives and vision
  • Ability and willingness to devote time to the role, of approximately one day per month
  • Representing the RTPI and TPS by speaking at external events and responding to media enquiries
  • Contributing to blogs, news articles and government consultations
  • Gaining opportunities to build your professional network

The RTPI will reimburse all reasonable expenses associated with the role.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered, then please submit up to 250 words on what you would bring to the role by Wednesday 7 February 2018. Email transport@rtpi.org.uk.

 

RTPI representative on the Transport Planning Society Board

 

We are currently seeking nominations from members who would like to be considered for the role of RTPI representative on the Board of the Transport Planning Society.

The TPS is a society for the benefit of the community, to facilitate, develop and promote knowledge, understanding and best practice in transport planning and to provide a focus for all those engaged in it, from a full range of relevant backgrounds and other professional affiliations.

The TPS mission is to "facilitate, develop and promote best practice in transport planning and provide a focus for dialogue between all those engaged in it, whatever their background or other professional affiliation."

The RTPI is one of four organisations that formally support the TPS, the others being:

  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

What's involved?

The representative will hold the post for a two-year period, and is expected to attend six TPS Board meetings a year, in London, providing an important liaison role on behalf of the Institute.  There is a regular slot at the TPS Board meetings in which the RTPI representative is expected to give an update on the work of the RTPI.

What's expected of you?

The representative will be expected to feed back to the RTPI via a brief written report, which will be reported to the RTPI Planning Policy & Practice Committee.

About you

  • RTPI member
  • Experience in transport and land use planning
  • A strong commitment to planning and the RTPI's strategic objectives and vision
  • Ability and willingness to devote time to the role

The RTPI will reimburse all reasonable expenses associated with the role.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered, then please submit up to 250 words on what you would bring to the role by Wednesday 7 February 2018. Email transport@rtpi.org.uk.