Strategic Transport Development Officer

Brighton and Hove Council

Brighton & Hove Council

Strategic Transport Development Officer
£36,922 - £39,880

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 at the forefront of responding to the climate emergency by influencing the way people travel around Brighton & Hove.

We are one of the busiest unitary Highway Authorities and this role will be central to dealing with the transport development aspects of a range of exciting major regeneration projects within the city; helping to deliver the aims of the ambitious City Plan and Local Transport Plan, as well as assisting with the city’s economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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 Strategic Transport Development Manager you’ll have a wide-reaching impact, working to ensure high-profile, major development in the city has a positive effect on highway safety, traffic capacity and the environment, as well as meeting the diverse needs of our community and supporting our ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030. This is a rare opportunity to influence the strategic direction of development in one of England’s busiest unitary Transport services within easy reach of London, and to help shape a new, expanded team to respond flexibly and efficiently to the development demands of the city. You may be interested in the other team roles being advertised alongside this post currently.

There is an ambitious, high-profile pipeline of development and regeneration projects coming forward in the city including at Brighton Marina, Brighton General Hospital, King Alfred Sports Centre and the Brighton Centre. As part of the Transport & Highway Development Team you will proactively manage a mixed caseload of major, strategic planning applications of corporate importance, provide pre-application advice and secure significant investment in transport infrastructure for the city’s diverse communities and visitors.

As the successful candidate, you will possess strong negotiation skills and have experience of managing large-scale projects and work packages. You will have a track record of successfully achieving strategic objectives by thinking creatively and enveloping and delivering change, and you’ll also have a strong customer ethos, a collaborative approach and excellent communication skills across a broad range of diverse groups.

As a senior officer you’ll work directly to the Transport and Highway Development Manager, helping set the strategic direction for City Transport and development in the city. You will be based in our modern, open plan offices in the city centre and benefit from flexible working, including home-working. Joining an enthusiastic and supportive team, you’ll collaborate with colleagues from a range of fields, working closely with the Planning service and Transport Project teams to deliver transport infrastructure changes across the city.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic special arrangements will be made with respect to interviews, ensuring a safe interview process and equality of access for all participants.

To apply for this post, please click here.

Closing date: 31 October 2021.
Interview date: w/c 15 November 2021.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.


  • Location: Brighton
  • Job Title: Strategic Transport Development Officer
  • Salary: £36,922 - £39,880
  • Closed: 31 Oct 2021

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