Principal Transport Officer and Rail Development Manager

Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council

Principal Transport Officer and Rail Development Manager
Salary £37,849 - £42,683 per annum
Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week

Lancashire is the fourth largest local authority in England and covers a huge geographic area and a wide range of communities both urban and rural. As a county council our remit is substantial, varied and complex - but our purpose is simple – we exist to serve the people of Lancashire by working as efficiently and innovatively as possible to prioritise the services they need and want.

The Public Transport Team is part of the Public and Integrated Transport service of the county council. The team is responsible for contracted bus service provision and development, information, interchanges and bus stations, concessionary travel and rail developments.

We pride ourselves on delivering the best services we can and we are now looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team, in a senior role, as Rail Development Manager, following the retirement of the current post holder.

If you have the drive and determination to take on this challenge and wish to contribute to the local community, making a difference to the people of Lancashire, we'd like to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities of the Rail Development Manager:

- Lead on the development, implementation and monitoring of the County Council’s policies and strategies towards public transport provision with a particular emphasis on developing rail transport.
- Monitor passenger rail service provision within the County. Prepare responses to rail industry, Transport for the North and Department for Transport consultation documents.
- Develop, implement and manage a programme of partnership working with the rail industry for the provision and improvement of public transport services and facilities in Lancashire and ensure that all projects are subject to a clear and concise business case, clear specification and Project Plan. Prepare regular progress reports.
- Represent the county council and NW authorities of Cumbria, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen Council at a regional and national level through Transport for the North (TfN). Also through the Association of Community Rail Partnerships, ATCO and other working groups that may be established from time to time.
- Liaise with local Community Rail Partnerships in Lancashire to assist their development.
- Liaise and consult with the rail industry, elected Members, other authorities/stakeholders and the general public. Prepare reports for the county council Cabinet Member.
- Contribute as required to funding bids for improved rail passenger transport services and facilities in Lancashire.
- Provide effective programme and project management for the development of schemes in Lancashire.
- Prepare and undertake Member Briefings when required on rail related matters.
- Work with colleagues in Public and Integrated Transport to ensure rail developments link with wider public and sustainable transport plans and strategies of the county council.

For a discussion about this role please contact Andrew Varley, Public Transport Manager, 01772 533336.

Closing Date: 1st September 2019

For further information and to apply, please click here.


  • Location: Lancashire
  • Job Title: Principal Transport Officer and Rail Development Manager
  • Salary: £37,849 - £42,683
  • Closes: 1 Sep 2019
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