Salary range: £31,346 - £33,782 per annum
Work location: County Hall, Oxford
Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 1st August 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 16th August 2021
About the role
Working in the Active Travel Hub team, you will help coordinate, develop and mobilise active travel projects, working with internal and external partners, including Public Health, Planning, Innovation, Environment and other staff to deliver this agenda. As a member of the Active Travel Hub, the postholder will continually work to integrate active travel across all Council activities, services and policies.
You will be taking forward Active Travel policy, strategy and projects across infrastructure planning to meet Council and wider Stakeholder aims to support the Oxfordshire economy, whilst also improving residents’ quality of life. The challenges the team are aiming to influence include:
• responding to the climate emergency,
• supporting housing and employment growth,
• promoting healthy place shaping,
• planning for the right type of infrastructure investment.
Oxfordshire County Council is a dynamic authority with ambitious targets to increase cycling and walking. These will shape Oxfordshire for many years to come, and your role will be at the heart of it.
Your demonstrable knowledge and skills in active travel policy and project development will be key to your success in this role. Working with others, both across the County Council and externally, you will also be comfortable in working collaboratively in taking forward projects, and representing the Council on active travel matters.
Your written and verbal communication skills will be vital to ensuring effective progress of high-profile projects including the Active and Healthy Travel Strategy, Strategic Active Travel Network and Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans. You will also need to be comfortable in the collection and use of data to inform development of policy and projects.
Rewards and benefits
It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.
We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.
Would you like to know more?
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Melissa Goodacre, Infrastructure Strategy Team Leader on 07825 314780
To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.
If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page.
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.
Our commitment to safeguarding
Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.
As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.
We are open to discussions about flexible working.