Sustainable Travel Officer

Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£30,492 - £32,851
Posted
17 Dec 2021
Closes
16 Jan 2022
Job Ref
REC001882
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard

Job Title: Sustainable Travel Officer
Salary: £30,492 - £32,851 
Full-Time: 35 hours
Location: Worcester
Permanent 


The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sustainable Travel Officer to join the Transport Infrastructure and Commissioning Team.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and efficient person who can work to support and encourage a wider take up of active travel in Worcestershire and to work to instill a positive sustainable travel culture throughout the county.

The main duties of the role will be to lead on developing walking/cycling plans/projects across Worcestershire including Local Cycling Walking and Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP’S), in line with the duties and responsibilities placed on the Council by Gear Change Strategy and LTN1/20 guidance.

Working closely with highways, rights of way, public health and all other relevant stakeholders to coordinate the delivery of sustainable travel projects throughout Worcestershire and to promote active travel to businesses, schools and colleges and to communities across the County.

• To prepare funding bids, including development of business cases as required, and to lead on the development of all policy and strategy regarding sustainable transport infrastructure.
• To be responsible for ensuring that Worcestershire responds to new guidance and legislation from Government and its implementation in Worcestershire.
• To work with a wide number of stakeholders, ranging from statutory consultees to the voluntary sector and including the Local Access Forum, Sustrans and local walking and cycling groups in order to ensure that high levels of communication are maintained, in order to adhere to statutory duties required by Gear Change Strategy.
• To ensure compliance of duties under the Governments Gear Change Strategy, including continual improvement through development and implementation of sustainable travel schemes within the authority and the identification of improvements on an annual basis through development and improvement of the active travel Maps.

The successful applicant will have a flexible approach, experience of working effectively with local communities, the public, and other stakeholders and external agencies and partnerships.

To discuss this role further or if you experience any issues applying please contact Tina McLaughlin Email: tmclaughlin2@worcestershire.gov.uk


Benefits: 

In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :

• 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 35-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts


Disability Confident:  

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

There are 7.6m working age people who have a disability or health condition. We’re tapping into this talent pool. 

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


Equality:

Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.


Applying: 

Applications are invited to apply for this role. 

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: Sunday 16th January 2022, 
Anticipated Interview Date: Monday 27th January 2022

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