Active Travel Hub Lead OCC31892
Employer: Oxfordshire County Council
Location: County Hall, Oxford
Salary: £41,675 - £44,632 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working
Closing date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Interview date: Week commencing 15th June 2020
Oxfordshire county council is looking for an active travel hub lead to take forward active travel policy and projects.
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 active travel promotion, 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.
The postholder will coordinate, develop and mobilise active travel projects and programmes, working with internal and external partners, including Public Health, Planning, Innovation, Environment and other staff to lead and deliver this agenda. They will provide strategic oversight of active travel programme and policy being planned and delivered across Oxfordshire, and influence over partnership and jointly managed projects such as Greenways. The postholder will continually work to integrate active travel across all Council activities, services and policies.
Your demonstrable knowledge and skills in active travel policy and project 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 active travel matters. Your written and verbal communication skills will be vital to ensuring effective progress of high-profile projects including the Active and Healthy Travel Strategy and Local Cycling and Walking Plans. You will also need to demonstrate project and people management skills and be comfortable in the collection and use of data to inform development of policy and projects.
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
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].