Partnership Director (Fixed Term for 2 years)
Salary £79,165 - £83,020
Perth PH1 5EN
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Partnership Director for the Tayside & Central Scotland Transport Partnership (Tactran). The Tactran region lies at the heart of Scotland’s strategic transport network, comprising the local authority areas of Angus, Dundee City, Perth & Kinross and Stirling. Covering 3 of Scotland’s 7 cities, numerous smaller towns and villages, and a significant lowland and highland rural catchment which includes parts of the Cairngorms and the Loch Lomonds & the Trossachs National Parks, the region, its transport and connectivity and associated economic, social and environmental needs and challenges, are extremely varied and diverse.
You will be responsible for leading and managing the delivery and continuing development of Tactran’s Regional Transport Strategy, and for ensuring fulfilment of the Partnership’s wider statutory public sector body duties in relation to Community Planning, Development Planning, Climate Change and Equalities.
Reporting to the Partnership Board and operating as the Partnership’s Chief Officer providing strategic and operational leadership and management, you will be expected to work collaboratively to ensure effective joint working with numerous public and private sector partners. You should demonstrate excellent political awareness and strong written and verbal communication skills.
Leading a team of transport planning professionals, you will be highly experienced and have the motivation to support and lead the organisation through a period of considerable change and opportunity. This includes the formal publication of the National Transport Strategy (NTS2) with the proposal for a regional model of transport governance, the integration with regional spatial planning following the approval of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 and the delivery of transport improvements such as Low Emission Zones via the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019. You will also be involved in supporting delivery of the two City Region Deals of Stirling/Clackmannanshire and Tay Cities expected to be formally agreed in early 2020.
You will have a relevant degree level qualification and membership of a relevant professional body. As part of our recruitment process, Tactran carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications and employment history, including references and fitness to undertake the post.
Applications based on secondment for the duration of the contract term will be considered.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact the current Partnership Director Tom Flanagan on 01738 475775.
Closing date – Friday 14 February 2020, with interviews scheduled for week commencing 9 March 2020 at Bordeaux House, Perth.