Transport Officer/Senior Transport Officer
Full–time (37 hours a week), flexible hours and Home working
Salary: £32,580 - £42,924 per annum (career graded)
North Hertfordshire is a large rural district with approximately 125,000 residents with four historic towns, Hitchin, Baldock, Royston and Letchworth Garden City. The Council has a clear vision: to make North Hertfordshire a district in which everyone who lives, works or visits is able to flourish.
Our new Local Plan is currently at Examination. It aims to deliver 13,000 new homes by 2031. We are looking for a forward-thinking and enthusiastic Transport or Senior Transport Officer to work together with the Strategic Planning & Infrastructure teams to assist in developing sustainable transport initiatives that would deliver these plans whilst also looking at sustainable transport options for the longer term. You will be responsible for progressing initiatives set out in the Council’s Transport Strategy and developing a Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan. There will be opportunities to represent the Council interests in strategic and other local transport matters, including providing policy and technical advice on masterplans for strategic sites and on other planning matters, town centre strategies and parking standards.
We are looking for an individual who can take on a demanding and varied workload. A good knowledge of transport and contemporary planning is essential. Applicants with at least two-years post-qualification experience in transport planning, and experience in partnership working are particularly sought.
You will require a relevant Transport or Town Planning qualification and should be eligible to work towards full membership of the CIHT, ICE or RTPI (or a relevant accredited Transport Institute).
You will need to be well organised with proven verbal, written and presentation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. You should also possess initiative and good interpersonal skills and be familiar with IT.
We can offer you an excellent benefits package including:
- Professional fees
- Local Government Pension Scheme (18% employer contribution)
- Generous annual leave, including Christmas close down period
- Occupational sick pay
- Free car parking
- Discounts, including 50% off gym membership
- Flexible working options including flexi scheme and home-working
We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance and ensuring all members of our team feel that they are making a difference to the local community and are valued by our organisation.
Closing Date: Monday, 18 October 2021 - 12:00pm
Interviews to be held on: Thursday, 4 November 2021 & Friday, 5 November 2021
Reference Number: REGU2528
If you are interested in this position, you can find out more details by looking at the attached documents at the bottom of this page.
If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Louise Symes, Strategic Infrastructure & Projects Manager on 01462 474359 or Nigel Smith, Strategic Planning Manager on 01462 474847.
How to apply:
To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date. Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.
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