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School Travel Advisor

Staffordshire County Council
Stafford and countywide school locations
Salary range £31,364 - £35,745 (Pro rata for par
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Local Councils
Job Type
Highways / Transport / Traffic
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Job Details

The Transport Operations and Future Mobility team are looking for 2 full time term time and 1 part time term time School Travel Advisor to provide additional capacity to an existing team. 

This is a diverse and exciting role, delivering active travel projects and marketing campaigns targeting parents, pupils and staff at schools.  

Two main key priorities for the team over a two year period include School Streets and Walking Buses. These will be the main areas of work for these additional roles.  Both areas of work will require intense engagement which will require a team of confident individuals. 

The Active Travel Team work across Staffordshire wide with schools, businesses and in the community to deliver active travel projects.  Our projects aim to increase active travel, provide training and raise awareness of the health and wellbeing benefits this can bring to individuals and the environment.  Example projects include:

  • Bikeability
  • INTO Walking & Cycling 
  • Air Aware
  • School Active Travel
Main Responsibilities

You will engage with a variety of stakeholders, parents, school staff and members of the public.  The journey to school is a key part of the school day which accounts for congestion issues across the county.  It is an opportunity for parents and pupils to be active, however this is often a missed opportunity.  You'll play a key part of promoting that change of behaviour through targeted initiatives.  

Key aims are:

  • Increase active travel to school
  • Improve air quality, and raise awareness
  • Collect and analyse mode of travel used to target activities
  • Increase the number of schools with an active School Travel Plan
  • Increase the number of Walking Buses
  • Increase the number of schools taking part in the School Streets campaign

You will help to achieve this through:

  • Annual active travel campaigns and initiatives for schools
  • Developing, implementing, and supporting Walking Buses
  • Providing training opportunities
  • Developing training and lesson plans for teachers
  • Delivering PHSE and workshops for pupils to support campaigns
  • Writing and monitoring of School Travel Plans

This role is not classroom based, however it is part of the role to engage directly with students on occasion for example during PHSE, assemblies, events and workshops. 

This is a fun and rewarding role, with a serious message, working to support schools to achieve benefits to the environment, school local communities, support student independence and increase health and wellbeing of pupils.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll have:

  • experience of working with schools or within education/training, delivering outcome-based initiatives.  
  • experience of developing resources, working directly with children and students up to age 16.
  • experience of setting and achieving targets and project outcomes. 
  • be a confident communicator, you'll have ability to sell the benefits of travel behaviour change to a variety of audiences.   
  • have a passion for encouraging and promoting all forms of active and sustainable travel. 

​There are 3 positions, 2 full time term time and 1 part time term time.  Starting September 2024.  

For more information about the wider team and this role please contact Cath Stephenson or email

Interview dates are planned for week beginning Monday 24th June 2024.

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.


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