Transport Strategy Officer
Salary - £26,691 - 29,626
Location - Aylesbury Vale
Reference - FS08673
Buckinghamshire County Council has an exciting opportunity for a Transport Strategy Officer to join our Transport Strategy Team.
Buckinghamshire is facing an exciting period of major growth: £55 million of infrastructure investment, high-profile business developments at Pinewood and Silverstone, major housing growth proposed in Aylesbury and High Wycombe, an unprecedented range of national infrastructure schemes (including Crossrail, East West Rail and High Speed 2), and much more to come!
You will be part of developing an exciting new vision for Buckinghamshire, working closely with the Districts and the Local Enterprise Partnership to develop a strategy to make this vision a reality. This is your opportunity to shape that strategy and make your mark. We need passionate and experienced transport policy professionals, travel planners, spatial planning officers, development experts and programme managers to join our diverse team.
As a well as offering a great challenge, we offer you a great place to work, a new and invigorated team in an organization which is fast becoming more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed, exciting place to be. We’ll fully support you to give your best and fulfil your ambitions.
About the role
If you are after a new and exciting challenge, and want to make a meaningful difference for Buckinghamshire’s communities, then Buckinghamshire County Council has just the role for you.
Buckinghamshire County Council’s Sustainable Transport Team is looking for a Transport Strategy Officer to co-ordinate a number of school travel planning initiatives and improve travel choices for local residents.
Based in Aylesbury or High Wycombe, a central part of the job will be working with schools, parents, teachers and others to promote the delivery of school travel plans using the Modeshift ‘STARS’ system.
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to either lead, or support the delivery of, a number of active travel projects (such as Go for Gold, Footsteps and Walk To projects) and road safety programmes (such as Footsteps, Bikeability and the work of Junior Road Safety Officers). There will also be more generic work, including support for School Travel Co-ordinators.
Working with colleagues, other features of the job are likely to include advertising, marketing, promotion and the development of innovative mapping.
Experience or detailed knowledge in the transportation field is not essential but you must be aware of the social, health and environmental benefits that active and sustainable travel choices can bring.
You should be able to use a computer for normal word processing and spreadsheet functions.
Developing partnerships - with school communities, Councillors, colleagues and others – is a key part of the role. As such you should be a skilled communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
You should also have the ability to work on your own initiative, as well as having a flexible approach to team working.
Closing Date - 11th November 2018