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Transport Strategy Officer

  • Location: Aylesbury Vale
  • Ref: FS08673
  • Closing date: 11th November 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £26,691 - £29,626


Buckinghamshire County Council has an exciting opportunity for a Transport Strategy Officer to join our Transport Strategy Team.

About Us

Buckinghamshire is facing an exciting period of major growth: £55 million of infrastructure investment, high-profile business developments at Pinewood and Silverstone, major housing growth proposed in Aylesbury and High Wycombe, an unprecedented range of national infrastructure schemes (including Crossrail, East West Rail and High Speed 2), and much more to come!

You will be part of developing an exciting new vision for Buckinghamshire, working closely with the Districts and the Local Enterprise Partnership to develop a strategy to make this vision a reality. This is your opportunity to shape that strategy and make your mark. We need passionate and experienced transport policy professionals, travel planners, spatial planning officers, development experts and programme managers to join our diverse team.

As a well as offering a great challenge, we offer you a great place to work, a new and invigorated team in an organization which is fast becoming more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed, exciting place to be. We’ll fully support you to give your best and fulfil your ambitions.

About the role

If you are after a new and exciting challenge, and want to make a meaningful difference for Buckinghamshire’s communities, then Buckinghamshire County Council has just the role for you.

Buckinghamshire County Council’s Sustainable Transport Team is looking for a Transport Strategy Officer to co-ordinate a number of school travel planning initiatives and improve travel choices for local residents.

Based in Aylesbury or High Wycombe, a central part of the job will be working with schools, parents, teachers and others to promote the delivery of school travel plans using the Modeshift ‘STARS’ system.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to either lead, or support the delivery of, a number of active travel projects (such as Go for Gold, Footsteps and Walk To projects) and road safety programmes (such as Footsteps, Bikeability and the work of Junior Road Safety Officers). There will also be more generic work, including support for School Travel Co-ordinators.

Working with colleagues, other features of the job are likely to include advertising, marketing, promotion and the development of innovative mapping.

About you

Experience or detailed knowledge in the transportation field is not essential but you must be aware of the social, health and environmental benefits that active and sustainable travel choices can bring.                     

You should be able to use a computer for normal word processing and spreadsheet functions.

Developing partnerships - with school communities, Councillors, colleagues and others – is a key part of the role. As such you should be a skilled communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

You should also have the ability to work on your own initiative, as well as having a flexible approach to team working.

Other Information

Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.

For more information please contact James Silvester on 01296 383061.

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.  Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the business unit

The future of our county's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We’re adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

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