Senior Transport Planning Officer

Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire County Council

Senior Transport Planning Officer
Job Location: Shire Hall, Block 5, 1st Floor
Salary: £39,186 - £44,428 per annum
Full time, Permanent
Job Requisition Number: 8245

We’re planning a better future so you can too

Why join us?
It’s an exciting time to be part of Gloucestershire County Council. We’re looking ahead and finding new ways to build a county that’s innovative, skilled, prosperous, inclusive, healthy, sustainable, resilient and a magnet for growth. From improved transport links to better internet connectivity, we’re making Gloucestershire a great county to live, work and visit.

To help realise our ambitions, we’re looking for a Senior Transport Planner with a strong interest in rail services and infrastructure. At GCC, you’ll benefit from a supportive, inclusive environment, where you’ll be encouraged to shine and make the most of your unique talents. We’re serious about building the workforce of tomorrow so we’ll invest in your skills and empower you to progress.

About the role
As a Senior Transport Planner, you’ll make an impact across various activities to develop planning and transport policies and strategies, and support compliance.

You’ll lead on the development of transport planning policy for rail, including stakeholder liaison, funding applications and strategic planning. You will also support the Transport Planning Team Manager on a range of other policy and strategy development tasks which may include supporting the development of Gloucestershire’s Local Transport Plan.

About you
We’re looking for someone who brings political awareness, has an interest in rail, and holds either a qualification or the equivalent experience in Transport Planning, Planning Policy, or a related subject. As a strategic thinker, you’re able to handle complex work. You have good presentation and report writing skills with the ability to meet deadlines. In addition, you have some knowledge of relevant planning legislation and policies at national, regional, and local level.

To be successful in your application, it’s important that you bring a good understanding about planning processes and researching and analysing information. You also have some knowledge about rail policies and best practice.

About Us
Benefits of working for GCC include:
• Flexible and agile working opportunities
• 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
• An option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
• Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
• Career development and qualification opportunities
• Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
• Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
• An in-house Occupational Health service
• Employee discount scheme
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&Cs apply)
• Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.

How to apply
If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required to make a positive difference then please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking here or the “Apply Now” Button.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Luisa Senft-Hayward via email at [email protected] 

Closing date 7th April 2024

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by e-mail and invited to interview week commencing 15th of April 2024.


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  • Job Title: Senior Transport Planning Officer
  • Salary: £39,186 - £44,428
  • Closed: 7 Apr 2024

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