Organisation: Leicestershire County Council
Work Location: County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8RJ
Worker Category: Hybrid Worker
Salary: £35,484 - £38,157
Working Hours: 37 Hours a week
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 26th June 2023
Interview Date(s): w/c 10th July
Are you looking to develop your career in a rewarding role helping to develop strategic transport policies, strategies and plans that help shape and support communities in Leicestershire?
We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter that enjoys working on their own initiative in a supportive team environment and thrives on; analysing and interpreting technical reports, strategic documents and complex data, alongside engaging with stakeholder partners, to help inform development of transport policies, strategies and plans.
About the Role
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for two Assistant Transport Planners to join our experienced Transport Strategy and Policy Team in the Environment and Transport Department at Leicestershire County Council.
Your role will be to help with the development and implementation of the County Council’s transport policies, strategies and plans, and with the provision of transport input to the development and delivery of wider economic, land use, social and environmental policies and strategies.
You will facilitate with the development, implementation and periodic review of the authority’s transport policies, strategies and plans to ensure that they support the wider objectives of the authority, including to work in liaison with internal and external partners.
You will engage with the formulation of transportation policy advice to inform the development of policies and strategies prepared by external partners, including Midlands Connect and district councils.
You will be assisting with the gathering of evidence from a wide range of national, regional and local sources (including national regional and local policies and strategies) to inform the County Council’s transport policies and strategies.
You will be responsible for providing strategic and technical advice to Members, partners, customers and stakeholders to ensure appropriate communication and dialogue takes place, including writing reports.
You will be providing effective development and project management input (including budgetary) of the delivery of transport studies that:
• Support delivery in practice of policies, strategies and plans prepared by external partners
• Deliver on the authority’s wider objectives
• Provide evidence to inform future policy, scheme and programme development.
To apply for this post, you must:
• Hold an HNC/HND/NVQ4 in a relevant qualification (e.g., Civil Engineering, Transportation or Planning), or are able to demonstrate equivalent work experience including in one or more of; transport strategy, policy and plan development, traffic management, or the assessment of the impacts of new development
• Be able to demonstrate knowledge of current transport legislation, policies, procedures and frameworks for the development of strategies, policies and plans.
• Be able to demonstrate experience of successfully working with internal and external partners to provide advice, support and influence development and delivery of transport measures
• Have experience in the analysis of complex data, e.g., to inform strategy and policy development, or to inform the understanding of a development’s transport impacts
• Have experience Interpreting and writing technical and non-technical reports, and providing technical advice to a range of stakeholders, including senior management and Elected Members
• Have excellent and confident communication and presentation skills, including to provide relevant, concise oral and written advice
• Have excellent numerical, analysis and creative thinking skills to assess transport data, trends and help manage & monitor budgets
Please apply sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.
We also expect you to share our commitment to our values and will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for this role.
Interested in Flexible Working?
We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below. This may include requests for term-time working, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/remote working, etc.
Every role within the Council has a defined working style which determines where they can work. The worker category applicable to this post is detailed in the above advert. You can find out more about our worker categories in the Our Working Styles page on our career site.
For more information or an informal discussion, please contact:
How to Apply
Leicestershire County Council is an inclusive organisation which is on a journey to embed and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion at every level. We warmly welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, as having a diverse workforce with different perspectives and ideas is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our communities. We particularly welcome applicants from Ethnically Diverse and LGBTQ+ communities and people with disabilities to create a balanced workforce and one that reflects the communities we serve. Applicants with a disability who meet the criteria listed in the 'About You' section above will be offered an interview under the Disability Confident Employer Scheme.
To apply for this job, please here or the apply button. You will need to upload a supporting statement as part of your application which explains how you meet the criteria listed in the 'About You' section above. For more information, see the How to Apply section on our career site.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
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