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Senior Transport Strategy Officer

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Ref: FS06639
  • Closing date: 28 January 2018
  • Contract type: Fixed Term / Secondment
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £33,649 - £35,500

The opportunity

Our Transport Strategy team is hiring!

About the role

We’re looking for a Senior Transport Strategy Officer to join our Transport Strategy team, working within the Growth, Strategy and Highways directorate. You will provide the ideas, skills and creativity to deliver the sustainable transport services Buckinghamshire needs. Working with a wide range of stakeholders to understand our transport challenges and develop solutions to them.

As one of our senior officers, this role at the heart of the team. You’ll provide advice and guidance to management, elected members and customers. You’ll take responsibility for managing the day-to-day work of the Sustainable Transport team, delivering important policies, sustainable services, funding bids and other projects. This will give you the chance to lead colleagues, partners and other stakeholders. As part of a diverse and creatively managed team, you’ll get the chance to do work that excites and stretches you.

This is your opportunity to make your mark.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months initially. Interviews will be held w/c 4th Feb.

About you

How will our sustainable transport services be delivered in the future? You’ll help us decide.

It will be your job to manage our sustainable transport team, supporting the team in delivering travel planning services, health walks, and school crossing patrol services. You will be taking the lead on developing, recommending, and delivering improvements to the service that will make it fit for the future. By undertaking research and talking to partners, you’ll amass the knowledge and insight we need to make these big decisions. As this is a senior role, we’ll also look to you to assess and evaluate complex information and situations, to help us meet our objectives.

It’s the sort of knowledge you might have gained while working in a previous transport planning or behaviour change role. In addition to studies (in a relevant technical subject), you’ll have developed polished communication skills, political awareness and a good grasp of the factors influencing travel behaviour. Exactly what you need to deliver effective services.

We need passionate and experienced people, who want to help shape the future. You’re quick to understand, curious, keen to explore new challenges and communicate complex information with ease. You’ll be experienced in managing a complicated workload independently to deliver great results. Experience working with consultants and leading stakeholders would be helpful

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.

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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