Head of Active and Sustainable Transport

York City Council

York City Council

Job title: Head of Active and Sustainable Transport
Job reference: PLAC004497
Date posted: 09/11/2023
Application closing date: 03/12/2023
Location: York, England
Salary: Grade 12, Level 1 - 4 (£55,515 to £62,473 per annum)
Package: 37 hours per week
Contractual hours: 37 Basis, Ful Time
Job category/type: Highways, Transport

We’re looking for a dynamic individual to establish and lead the Active and Sustainable Transport function within the Highways and Transport service area, ensuring that the function positions itself as the focus for transport policy development and the delivery of sustainable solutions (majoring on active travel and shared mobility) in the Council and the City.

You’ll proactively lead the development of transport policy and the implementation of initiatives and projects to provide active outcomes for walking, cycling and transport modal shift and tackle congestion and encourage the greater use of public transport.

You’ll need to be a creative thinker who has the ability, knowledge and expertise to analyse complex and often conflicting issues and present imaginative, balanced and practical solutions.

You’ll lead teams delivering the of the Council’s Cycling and Walking Programme including the LCWIP, delivering Local Bus Services, working with the Enhanced Bus Partnership delivering BSIP and ZEBRA Programmes.

The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution.

We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development.

Relocation expenses, in accordance with the City of York Council’s Relocation Policy, may be available for the successful candidate subject to meeting the relevant criteria

In addition, we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Michael Howard (Head of Highways & Transport) at [email protected] or on 01904 553478.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for this role. Each role at CYC is different and your working arrangements will be determined based on the requirements of the role and in collaboration with you and your needs as part of the recruitment process. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team.

For further information or to apply, please click here.

Closing date: Sunday 3 December 2023 at 12 midnight
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 11 December 2023


  • Location: York
  • Job Title: Head of Active and Sustainable Transport
  • Salary: £55,515 to £62,473
  • Closed: 3 Dec 2023

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