Strategic Transport Lead

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Strategic Transport Lead
Department - Growth & Development
Full Time, 37 hours per week.
Grade J, SCP 39-43 (£42,821 - £46,845)
Application closing date: 04/03/2022
Location: Blackburn with Darwen
Job reference: REQ00208

This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse and dynamic, growing team helping to deliver a successful and sustainable growth programme for Blackburn with Darwen. This is a newly created post following a recent re-structure of the Growth and Development Service, part of the Council’s Place Directorate. The post sits within the Strategic Planning and Transport Team, which brings together officers with a range of expertise in strategic planning, strategic transport, environmental policy and projects, and GIS.

It is an interesting time to join the Borough. The Council is looking to build on its recent successes in delivering significant transport improvements and investment in Blackburn and Darwen. A new Local Transport Plan and Local Plan are both in preparation, alongside a number of other sustainable transport plans and initiatives. All this work has a key role to play in addressing the climate emergency and in helping the Council to meet its ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The Strategic Transport Lead will be responsible for leading the strategic transport function of the Council, collaborating with a wide range of external stakeholders to develop sustainable transport strategy, policy and projects. This will include commissioning and managing evidence base studies, undertaking appropriate modelling to understand network capacity and mitigation, and preparing funding bids. The successful applicant will also work closely with the Highways and Transport Service in developing and delivering infrastructure plans related to public transport and active travel, and line manage the Senior Transport Planner.

If you have the experience, motivation and organisational skills required to meet the key requirements of this role then we would love to hear from you.

For further information about the post, click here. Or an informal chat, please contact Darren Tweed, Strategic Planning and Transport Manager, [email protected]. The closing date is Friday 4th March 2022.

Along with the application form, please upload your CV and a Covering letter. Your CV and covering letter must outline how you meet the role profile and key requirements.

Please note that the listing may be closed before the closing date should sufficient applicants have been received.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is committed to stopping the spread of COVID 19 and therefore any successful candidates will be required to take part in mandatory regular lateral flow tests.


  • Location: Blackburn with Darwen
  • Job Title: Strategic Transport Lead
  • Salary: £42,821 - £46,845
  • Closed: 4 Mar 2022

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