Principal Transport Planner
Brighton and Hove
Salary: £39,493 - £42,503
Job reference: orbis/TP/174966/30729
Are you passionate about delivering change that has a long-lasting, positive impact on people’s lives and where they live? This is an exciting opportunity to join a service that has a direct influence on supporting residents and elected Members in the city of Brighton & Hove.
We are one of the busiest unitary Highway Authorities outside London and this role will be central to supporting the Team Manager and Head of Service withing our Policy & Strategy team.
You will develop transport and travel strategies, policies, projects and programmes that will help deliver the city’s and council’s wider objectives and priorities.
To work across a broad geography and with a wide range of partners, stakeholders and disciplines in order to ensure that transport and travel remain key elements of all policies, strategies and projects that involve, or affect, the city.
About the role
Join us in Brighton and Hove – a unique, energetic, diverse centre for culture in the South East and an exciting place to develop your career.
It’s for good reason that the City of Brighton & Hove has been named as one of the happiest places in the UK. With its stunning location between the sea and the South Downs National Park, excellent connections to the capital, vibrant culture, rich heritage, and diverse communities, there is something for everyone. Working for Brighton & Hove City Council means that you are able to play your part in making the city a fantastic place to live, work and visit.
The city places emphasis on high-quality, forward-thinking, sustainable development and travel solutions. As a council we are committed to creating a more liveable city in which residents and visitors feel healthier, safer, more socially connected and included.
As the successful candidate you will have a good knowledge of dealing with Member enquiries and members of the public as well as having excellent organisational skills. You will also have a strong customer ethos and excellent communication skills.
You will be based in our modern, open plan offices in Hove Town Hall and benefit from flexible working, including home-working. Joining an enthusiastic and supportive team, you will collaborate with colleagues from a range of fields, working closely with Transport Project teams to deliver transport changes across the city.
This role is part of a newly expanded team that will respond flexibly and efficiently to the growing development demands of the city.
We offer great terms and conditions including the Local Government Pension Scheme, excellent training and development, generous annual leave and staff discounts.
For interviews we are still following Covid-19 pandemic special arrangements, conducting them via Microsoft Teams video meetings ensuring a safe interview process and equality of access for all participants.
Please email [email protected] if you wish to discuss this role in more detail.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
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Closing date: 19 March 2023.
Interview date: TBC.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).