Position: Transport Strategy Lead Officer
Location: Aylesbury, England
Industry: Public Sector and Government
Salary: £39,232 - £43,547 per annum
We’re looking for a passionate project and people manager to lead our sustainable and active travel services. You will lead our important sustainable and active travel services keeping these delivering for our communities and developing them for improved outcomes for our residents. We’ve been a trailblazer for school travel planning and health walks. The team provides school travel planning advice, runs the countywide Simply Walk programme of healthy walks, operates over 50 school crossing patrol sites, manages cycle training and promotes sustainable and active travel.
In addition to managing the team you will also lead on providing sustainable transport input to the wider Transport Strategy service’s strategy and policy work as well as exploring how technology can improve the delivery of our transport services.
As a well as offering a great challenge, we offer you a great place to work. Transport Strategy is an energized team in an organization which is an exciting place to be. The post comes with flexi-time and we also support agile working enabling you to work away from the office. We’re keen to ensure that you have a good work-life balance. In addition we really want you to develop and with dedicated funding for learning and development we’ll fully support you to give your best and fulfil your ambitions.
Our pay system will reward your contribution and comes with membership of the highly regarded Local Government Pension Scheme. Buckinghamshire is a beautiful place to live and work including The Chilterns AONB. We also offer discounts on public transport fares and a range of great employee benefits.
About the role
Travel planning, school travel plans, health walks, school crossing patrols, Bikeability and promotion form the core of our sustainable and active travel services. There are 4 members of staff responsible for their delivery with 54 School Crossing Patrollers also in place.
Buckinghamshire is a leading authority on school travel planning and health walks and we want to continue providing these services to meet the needs of our customers and secure their long term viability.
You’ll be an experienced people and project manager, preferably with experience in managing frontline operations and with fantastic communication and people skills. You’ll need to be adept at developing operational policies and guidelines, as well as introducing changes to service delivery. You’ll need to be comfortable dealing with a wide range of stakeholders, including members. Experience of working with schools and volunteers would be an advantage.
You may also have experience developing strategy documents, promotion and marketing activities, bidding and partnership working.
It’s the sort of knowledge you might have gained while working in a previous role – or possibly through your degree (or equivalent). In addition to these studies (in a relevant technical subject), you’ll have developed polished communication skills, political awareness and a good grasp of the factors influencing public sector transport services - exactly what you need to create effective policies and strategies.
For further information please see our website and job summary.
Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.
Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.
About the Business Unit
The future of our county's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We’re adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.
We recognise and reward you
Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.