Strategic Transport Lead

Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council

Strategic Transport Lead
Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Salary Range: Band 10 £38,295 - Band 11 £46,549 p.a. depending on experience
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Apply Before: 19/02/2023

This is a career development role. Depending on experience, the successful candidate may be offered the role at a Principal Officer level and supported to develop to the Strategic role through a career progression pathway.

Why work in Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a great waterfront city and a vibrant place to live and work. It is an island city with an “inner city” feel, a seaside location packed with attractions and events, and the advantage of fantastic countryside on its doorstep. With a fast-growing university, high-tech industries and a vibrant cultural scene, Portsmouth is a modern city that looks to the future, but which is proud of its unique heritage as the home of the Royal Navy and historic dockyard. With fast road and rail links to London, Brighton and major airports, and ferry links to Europe, it is the perfect place to live and work.

Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your new role
You will develop and deliver innovative, strategic transport projects which address air quality and wider cross-cutting transport delivery issues in support of the vision and objectives of the Portsmouth Transport Strategy and national transport priorities.

You will have day-to-day oversight of the Portsmouth Clean Air Zone and you will take a lead role in the development and delivery of the transport air quality policy framework for the city.

You will support and enable understanding of wider transport delivery impacts in relation to the council's corporate greening, biodiversity and climate change agenda, building on existing relationships with elected members and key decisions makers. You will also advance development of effective working relationships with operators, other local authorities and key stakeholders. You will also manage a small team and advise and guide Transport Planners, by providing technical expertise and experience in solving more complicated problems.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have a degree in a relevant discipline or demonstrable equivalent work experience. You will have experience in transport planning or project management in the transport industry with effective delivery skills and experience of dealing with financial and budget management.

You will be able to communicate verbal messages (which may be complicated or sensitive) clearly, concisely and at a level appropriate to the audience, who may not be knowledgeable in transport planning. You will have the ability to represent the service at highly challenging internal/ external meetings, with integrity and confidence and have excellent communication skills to put forward persuasive and compelling arguments.

You will keep up to date with best practice in the profession, seeking innovative approaches to transport issues and developing best practice solutions. You will be able to think through issues, make connections and establish solutions which draw on this bigger picture view of transport. You will be able to lead and manage transport projects strategically with the ability to make connections between disparate issues, and creatively combine solutions to solve multiple problems.

If you have a customer focused approach to work which promotes your passion to deliver excellent service and continuous improvement on transport issues for the City's residents, then we would love to hear from you.

What you'll get in return working for Portsmouth City Council
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
• Up to 31 days annual leave per year bank holidays
• Flexible / hybrid working
• A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at retailers including IKEA, Currys, Tesco
• Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
• Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
• Potential to purchase additional annual leave
• Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans

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

What next - How to apply and further information
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.

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  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Job Title: Strategic Transport Lead
  • Salary: £38,295 - £46,549
  • Closed: 19 Feb 2023

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