Passenger Transport Manager

Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council

Passenger Transport Manager

Salary: Band 14 £64,473 - £70,834 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

The Service
Portsmouth City Council is a dynamic authority with a proven track record of partnership working, bus passenger growth and one of the largest Bus Service Improvement Plan awards. As the UK 's only island city, Portsmouth has a twenty year plus history of bus priority and integrated transport which is currently seeing investment of over £150 million in buses and active travel and enjoys well-established working relationships with local bus operators on which this role will help us build, so buses can deliver strongly for health, social and economic outcomes.

Your new role
You will lead in the delivery of Portsmouth's statutory functions of the Local Transport Authority. You will embed a strategic and evidence based approached to delivery and ensuring public transport is at the heart of our delivery programmes. You will lead a diverse team and you will work closely with colleagues, councillors, and key stakeholders to shape the city's public transport offer and deliver against the transport strategy and wider corporate objectives.

You will be part of the Economy, Transport and Planning Directorate and you will be responsible for ensuring delivery against key statutory functions such as English National Concessionary Travel scheme, Tendered and supported bus services, Home to School Transport operations, Fleet Management of the council's vehicles, Park & Ride and Hard Public Transport Interchange operations.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have a relevant degree level education or relevant work experience with an excellent understanding of the different strands of public transport and the impact that transport has upon it, and the wider social, environmental and economic impacts.

You will be an effective leader who is able to demonstrate experience of managing, motivating and developing staff, ensuring resources are well planned and work delivered with targets achieved. You will have well developed project management and delivery skills, including skills for coordination, liaison and the ability to plan, manage, lead and monitor projects and teams.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate messages (which may be complicated or sensitive) clearly, concisely and at a level appropriate to the audience, who may not be specialists in public transport. You will also have the ability to demonstrate higher level thinking skills, in order to think through issues, make connections and establish solutions which draw on this bigger picture view of transport and environmental improvement.

If you have the ability to build credible working relationships, build rapport and negotiate, be able to handle issues and influence others. If you are able to develop positive partnership ways of working, with a range of stakeholders and a commitment to providing customer service of the highest standard then we would love to hear from you!

This is a great time to join the Transport Service at Portsmouth City Council as we have an ambitious, high-profile pipeline of projects coming forward in the city and you will be joining an enthusiastic team.

For full details please review the job profile

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What you'll get in return
We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society.

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potential with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

A generous pension scheme which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return.

27 days annual leave rising to 31 days after 5 years service plus bank holidays, pro rata for part time with the potential to purchase additional leave.

A wide range of discounts via our reward portal including offering discounts at popular high street retailers

Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships

Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans
Hybrid working (depending on business needs) and flexible working options for a better work/life balance.

Please check out the link here to view the benefits of working with us! 

What next
Interviews are expected to take place the week of 10th June 2024

To make sure your application is above the rest, please download the Job Profile HERE to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.

When completing your application please upload your CV as well as a cover letter covering the ‘Who is the Person’ points on the job profile giving examples of your experience and any transferrable skills.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Should you require any support in completing the application form please contact [email protected] 

We will email applicants from time to time; please ensure you check e-mail folders as sometimes our e-mails may go into spam/junk folders.

Job Identification3289


  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Job Title: Passenger Transport Manager
  • Salary: £64,473 - £70,834
  • Closed: 2 Jun 2024

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