Transport Strategy Manager

East Sussex County Council

Transport Strategy Manager
£51,201 - £55,925

Transport for the South East is the sub-national transport body (STB) for the South East of England. Our partnership brings together 16 local transport authorities, five local enterprise partnerships, 46 district and borough authorities and a wider range of stakeholders from the worlds of transport, business and the environment. Together, we’re dedicated to creating an integrated and sustainable transport system that makes the South East more productive and competitive, improves the quality of life for all our residents, delivers carbon emission reductions and protects and enhances our unique natural and built environment.

Our thirty-year strategy sets out how investment in better, more sustainable transport can help grow our region’s economy, create new jobs, increase opportunity and quality of life, and hit net-zero carbon emissions. We are in the process of producing our strategic investment plan (SIP); a 30 year blueprint for investment in large scale transport infrastructure in the South East. This will empower the South East to clearly communicate to Government its investment priorities and will formalise the relationship with delivery bodies, including Network Rail and National Highways, so that TfSE can inform their investment programmes based on the requirements of communities, passengers, businesses and decision-makers across the region.

We are recruiting a number of key roles to help us on the next stage of the journey and to support the implementation of our SIP.

Our new Transport Strategy Manager will lead the development and delivery of key elements of our technical programme as we start to implement our strategic investment plan. This will include leading the development of relevant thematic studies on key issues such as freight, rail, future mobility, decarbonisation and roads, and leading the implementation action plans developed as part of those strategies. You will require extensive knowledge of these multiple subject areas and the national guidance relating to them.   

You will be required to oversee the procurement and management of external suppliers to assist with the development of the strategy related work. You will also be expected to work closely with key stakeholders, including the Department for Transport, National Highways, Network Rail and local authorities.

The post holder will be required to contribute to the wider development of the technical work programme, they will also be required to have a strong knowledge of the transport sector and strategic transport planning at both nationally and local authority levels.

For this role of Transport Strategy Manager, you will require extensive knowledge and experience in the field of transport planning.  

If you believe you have what it takes and want to be part of shaping this organisation, we want to hear from you.

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If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Rachel Ford, Programme Manager, on 07763 579 818 or [email protected]

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Closing date: 5 June 2022.

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.


  • Location: Lewes
  • Job Title: Transport Strategy Manager
  • Salary: £51,201 - £55,925
  • Closed: 5 Jun 2022

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