Road Safety Manager
Location: Shire Hall, Block 5, 6th Floor
Salary: £50,990 - £54,683 per annum
Full time, Permanent
Job Ref: 7251
Are you ready to take up a vital role? Want to shape the future of Gloucestershire and create a safer, more accessible, and sustainable highways network?
About The Team & Role:
Gloucestershire County Council is looking to recruit a Road Safety Manager. You will oversee expansion of the Road Safety team and be responsible for a rolling programme of investment in road safety. The Road Safety team forms part of the new Traffic Engineering and Road Safety team encouraging walking and cycling and providing safer streets for all road users.
This role will offer you the opportunity to be involved in some of the most significant and ambitious service initiatives the sector has to offer, including working towards achieving the challenging goals of a 50% KSI reduction target by 2032 and Vision Zero by 2050. You will use your significant experience and expertise in road safety to propose suitable solutions (including engineering) and provide advice.
As the Road Safety Manager, you will play a vital role in keeping the travelling public safe throughout the highway network in our county. You will achieve this by working with the Road Safety Partnership, promoting a Safe Systems Approach to Road Safety, developing policy, securing funding for the team and its projects, championing the delivery of road safety measures and processes and supporting other parts of the council in ensuring that new developments and other highways schemes are safe for all users.
You will manage engineers, transport data officers and the ThinkTravel team. You will develop and secure political approval of budgets for Road Safety. You will spearhead road safety including overseeing the delivery of a range of measures and overseeing the development and implementation of these measures through their life cycle and day to day, this will include including a programme of Road Safety engineering schemes, ensuring that road safety audits are undertaken, the collection, use and analysis of transport and road safety data, guiding the promotion of active travel by the ThinkTravel team through education, training, crossing patrols for schools and managing schemes such as e-bike loan.
Your vast communication, negotiation and influencing sskills will aid you in building successful close working relationships with partners in the Road Safety Partnership including the Police and Fire and Rescue, internal and external stakeholders and Council Members to develop and agree policies and coordinate effective collaborative approaches to resolving road safety issues.
To be considered, this role requires someone who is persuasive, politically savvy, and resilient. You will have significant experience in Road Safety including the implementation of Road Safety Engineering measures.
As you’d expect, we offer an attractive package of benefits which makes a career in Local Government both flexible and rewarding.
Hybrid working arrangements are available for many of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.
• 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
• Relocation package up to £8,000
• Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
• Career development and qualification opportunities
• Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
• Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
• An in-house Occupational Health service
• Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.
• Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car and Cycle Scheme (T&C's apply)
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the role, please contact Philip Williams via email at [email protected]
Closing date: 8th October 2023