Salary range: £33,799 - £36,876 per annum
Work location: County Hall, Oxford
Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 1st November 2020
Interview date: Week beginning 9th November 2020
Oxfordshire County Council is looking for an Active and Healthy Travel Officer to take forward Active Travel policy and projects
About the role
Working with the Active Travel Hub lead, you will help coordinate, develop and mobilise active travel projects, working with internal and external partners, including Public Health, Planning, Innovation, Environment and other staff to lead and deliver this agenda. As a member of the Active Travel Hub, the postholder will continually work to integrate active travel across all Council activities, services and policies.
You will be taking forward Active Travel policy, strategy and projects across infrastructure planning 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,
• planning for the right type of infrastructure investment.
These will shape Oxfordshire for many years to come, and your role will be at the heart of it.
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 projects and programmes of work, 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 Infrastructure Plans. You will also need to 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?
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Patrick Lingwood, Active Travel Hub Lead, 07741 607835 or James Gagg, Infrastructure Strategy Team Leader, 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]
Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships.
All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.