Highways and Transport Liaison Officer

Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£30,492 - £36,788
Posted
21 Sep 2021
Closes
17 Oct 2021
Job Ref
REC001734
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard

Job Title: Highways and Transport Liaison Officer
Salary: £30,492 - £36,788
Full-Time: 35 hours
Location: Worcestershire
Permanent


The Role

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity to work in a driven, dynamic and supportive team which provides you with a flexible and varied role and offers great benefits?

We are looking for organised, outgoing and friendly candidates to join our Highways and Transport Liaison team as County Liaison Officers.

Our County Liaison Officers act as ambassadors for the County Council and they are the main contacts for elected County Councillors (Members) when it comes to enquiries relating to highways and transport matters.

You will be responsible for an area where you will manage, coordinate and deliver Highways and Transport projects and work closely with members to ensure obstacles are overcome.

If you’re a confident communicator, then this could be just the role for you, as you will be the direct link between the County Council and the elected Members. You must be able to build strong, professional relationships with a variety of people from many different backgrounds and offer guidance and support to Members on major projects and operational issues.

Our County Liaison Officers also liaise with other external key stakeholders such as the emergency services, MPs, members of the public and you may be required to attend stakeholder forums.

The new candidates will be responsible for ensuring Worcestershire County Council's priorities and aspirations are at the heart of what they do and managed appropriately in accordance with policies and procedures

The post is varied, exciting and diverse, offering new challenges every day. It’s desirable that candidates have a good knowledge of Highways legislation, practices and procedures. However, if you don’t but have a number of the other qualities and the right attitude, we’d love to hear from you.

Successful candidates will be part of a friendly, supportive and welcoming team comprising seven County Liaison Officers who report to a Principal Liaison Officer.  Together, you will help to deliver and support key projects within Worcestershire. 

If you have a real ‘can do’ attitude, enjoy travelling throughout our beautiful county and thrive on problem solving and communicating in a timely and clear way, then we’d love to hear from you.


Benefits

In return, you can look forward to:

• 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 35-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
• Career Average Pension
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
• Excellent opportunities for career progression


Disability Confident

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. 

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 


Applying:

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.


Application Closing Date: 17th October 2021
Proposed Interview Date: W/C 27th October 2021

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