Future Transport Zone Research and Evaluation Manager

Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council

Solent Transport Future Transport Zone Research and Evaluation Manager (External Advert)

Job Description:
We are looking for a Research and Evaluation Manager to play a critical role in the planning and delivery of our monitoring and evaluation within our Future Transport Zone (FTZ) programme. An exciting position is available to join a high performing, innovative team working on a ground-breaking programme that will influence future national transport policy.

The Solent FTZ is a £28.75m programme awarded by the Department for Transport (DfT), which includes a range of innovative test and trial projects to be delivered across the Solent area. The projects within the programme are grouped into two key themes, focused around theme 1 – personal mobility (Mobility as a Service, Growing Solent Go, Bike Share, Dynamic Demand Responsive Transit (DDRT) trials, Lift sharing incentive project, Mobility Credits trial and E-Scooter trial projects) and theme 2 – Sustainable Urban Logistics (Micro Consolidation, Macro Consolidation and Drone Logistics projects). All projects are required to be delivered by June 2024.

Solent Transport is a partnership between the local transport authorities, Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and Isle of Wight Council, working together to make sure everyone benefits from transport planning and solutions in the Solent area. It works strategically with businesses, key stakeholders and other agencies to deliver improved transport infrastructure, networks and systems crucial to keeping the region moving and supporting sustainable economic growth.

The Solent is one of only 4 regions across the country awarded the FTZ Programme by the DfT and represents an excellent opportunity to shape the transport future for the region and through shared lessons learnt to influence future transport policy for the UK.

The role we are looking to recruit is the Future Transport Zone Research and Evaluation Manager.

About this role:
We are looking for an innovative high motivated, proactive and organised individual to take on the role of FTZ Research and Evaluation Manager within the Solent Transport team. You will work in partnership our FTZ key partners (University of Southampton) to plan and manage the delivery of the FTZ programme level monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and with the FTZ Project Managers to deliver the M&E requirements at a project level.

You will be experienced in delivering complex M&E programmes, projects and/or studies and have experience of managing consultants and/or partners in the delivery of M&E programmes / projects for high cost/high profile public sector schemes, ideally in the transport sector. It is also desirable to have a knowledge of the transport industry (bus, rail, cycle, active travel and freight).

It is essential for you to be flexible, be able to work under pressure and to be able to work collaboratively with partners and suppliers.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and pragmatic individual looking to contribute to an exciting programme area.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For more information about the role please contact Keith Melville, Interim FTZ Programme Manager, by emailing [email protected].

Additional information:
• Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).
• The role is 37 hours per week
• This post is fixed term until 30/06/2024

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed. Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

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  • Location: Southampton
  • Job Title: Future Transport Zone Research and Evaluation Manager
  • Salary: £44,863 - £49,764
  • Closed: 3 May 2021

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