Transport Strategy Managers (2 Posts)
£48, 014 - £52,469
37 hours per week, Full time
Fixed Term 2 years
We’re at a pivotal point in the development of Transport for the South East as we start work on our transport strategy for the region.
Now we’re recruiting for several key roles to help us on the next stage of the journey. If you believe you have what it takes and want to be part of shaping this new organisation, we want to hear from you.
You’d be joining an emerging sub-national transport body – set up to transform the transport system across the South East of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth. This region generates more than £200 billion for the UK economy and that’s forecast to grow to £330bn and beyond. The South East is the UK’s international gateway with our key ports and airports and is vital to the whole UK economy.
We also know that good connectivity enables development and that housing is reliant on good quality strategic transport infrastructure. So the importance of our transport strategy cannot be underestimated. We know that rail capacity is exceeded at peak times and that our strategic road network will be severely congested by 2040. We also know that the way in which people travel is changing and the development of new technologies will be an important component of our strategy.
At the same time we want to develop our proposal to government which demonstrates why transport for the South East should be granted statutory status like its cousin Transport for the North. Our proposal to government for statutory status formalises the relationship with the likes of Network Rail and Highways England so TfSE can inform their investment programmes based on the needs of communities, passengers, businesses and decision-makers across the region.
Established in shadow form in June 2017, TfSE brings together 16 local Transport Authorities, five local enterprise partnerships and other key stakeholders, including environmental groups, operators, district and borough authorities and national agencies.
We will not replace or replicate the work of existing local transport bodies. Our role is to add strategic value by ensuring that funding and strategy decisions about transport in the South East are informed by local knowledge and requirements.
For an informal discussion, please contact Jasmin Barnocoat on 01273 481892.
To apply for this post please visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/jobs
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.