Strategic Transport Lead

Oxfordshire County Council

Strategic Transport Lead OCC27731

Employer: Oxfordshire County Council

Salary range: £41,675 - £44,632 per annum

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 – we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 8th June 2020

Oxfordshire County Council is looking for a Strategic Transport Lead to take forward infrastructure policy and strategy.

About the Role

Working in the Infrastructure Strategy Team at Oxfordshire County Council, the post-holder will be taking forward policy, strategy and projects across infrastructure planning, with a focus on transport, to meet Council and wider Stakeholder aims to support the Oxfordshire economy, whilst also improving residents’ quality of life. The challenges the team are aiming to influence include: - responding to the climate emergency, supporting housing and employment growth, promoting healthy place shaping, and planning for the right type of infrastructure investment. These will shape Oxfordshire for many years to come, and this post will be at the heart of it.

Leading on transport strategy and policy development, the post-holder will be responsible for managing the development and adoption of our new Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP), working in partnership with others to identify and deliver policies that take into account wider challenges and priorities. They will also be responsible for taking forward policy and plans for better management and development of public transport and freight across Oxfordshire, ensuring that the County Council harnesses and promotes best practice in these areas.

About you

Your demonstrable knowledge and skills in infrastructure and transport policy and strategy development will be key to your success in this role. Working with others both across the County Council and externally, you will also be comfortable in working collaboratively in taking forward complex workstreams and representing the Council on transport and policy matters. Your written and verbal communication skills will be vital to ensuring effective progress of high-profile projects including the Oxfordshire Local Transport and Connectivity Plan.

Rewards and Benefits

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

To read the Job Description and Selection Criteria, please click the apply button

For an informal discussion about the role please contact James Gagg, Infrastructure Strategy Team Leader on 07776 997303

Application Procedure

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.

If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team at [email protected].


  • Location: Oxford
  • Job Title: Strategic Transport Lead
  • Salary: £41,675 - £44,632 per annum
  • Closed: 26 May 2020

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