Transport Officer/Senior Transport Officer

North Hertfordshire District Council

North Hertfordshire District Council

Transport Officer/Senior Transport Officer

Permanent Contract

Full–time (37 hours a week), flexible hours and home working

North Hertfordshire District Council is a large rural district with four historic towns, Hitchin, Baldock, Royston and Letchworth Garden City, located less than 40 miles north of London. North Hertfordshire is an exciting place to live and work. Promoting sustainable growth and delivering the new Local Plan for the District are key corporate priorities.

Our new Local Plan is currently at Examination. It aims to deliver 16,000 new homes by 2031. We are looking for forward-thinking and enthusiastic Transport or Senior Transport Officer to work together with the Strategic Planning & Infrastructure teams to assist in developing sustainable transport initiatives that would deliver these plans whilst also looking at sustainable transport options for the longer term. You will be responsible for progressing initiatives set out in the Council’s Transport Strategy and there will be opportunities to represent the Council interests in Strategic and other local transport matters, including providing policy and technical advice on planning matters, town centre strategies and parking standards.

We are looking for an individual who can take on a demanding and varied workload. A good knowledge of transport and contemporary planning is essential. Applicants with at least two-years post-qualification experience in transport planning, and experience in partnership working are particularly sought.

You will require a relevant Transport or Town Planning qualification and should be eligible to work towards full membership of the CIHT, ICE or RTPI (or a relevant accredited Transport Institute).

You will need to be well organised with proven verbal, written and presentation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. You should also possess initiative and good interpersonal skills and be familiar with IT.

Interviews to be held 4th and 5th April.

Special Conditions: 
We can offer you an excellent benefits package including professional fees, a pension scheme, generous leave allowance, homeworking, flexi-time, leisure concessions and more.
Salary Range: 
Grade 9-10: £31,080 - £40,944 pa. (career graded)
Closing Date: 
Monday, 25 March 2019 - 12:00pm
Interview to be held on: 
Thursday, 4 April 2019
Reference Number: 
Further Info: 

If you are interested in this position, you can find out more details by looking at the attached documents at the bottom of this page.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Louise Symes, Strategic Infrastructure & Projects Manager on 01462 474359 or Nigel Smith, Strategic Planning Manager on 01462 474847.

How to apply: 

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

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If you have any questions, please call our helpline on 01462 474556, email us at [email protected], or by Text Phone on 01462 474800.

Guidance on Completing the Application Form:

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.


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  • Job Title: Transport Officer/Senior Transport Officer
  • Salary: £31,080 - £40,944 pa
  • Closes: 25 Mar 2019 ** Last chance to apply **
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