Staffordshire County Council

Technical Support Assistant (Air Aware)

Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £20,903- £23,541 per annum (pro rata) Grade 6
12 Apr 2021
25 Apr 2021
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Technical Support Assistant (Air Aware)

Salary:  £20,903- £23,541 per annum (pro rata) Grade 6

37 Hours per week – Fixed term until 31st Dec 2022

Staffordshire County Council has been awarded a further round of funding from Defra’s Air Quality Grant scheme to continue the Air Aware project until the end of 2022. 

We are looking for a Project Assistant to support the Air Aware team on the preparation, evaluation and delivery of a range of behaviour change initiatives.  The project will focus on innovative sustainable and active travel projects and marketing campaigns targeting parents, pupils and staff at schools and employees in businesses in air quality management areas.  

Based in the Connectivity Support Team, you will work with the Project Officers and School Travel Advisors.  The role is key to ensuring resources, marketing material and social media messages relevant to campaigns are delivered on time to the right audience.  You will have experience of working in a busy team, working directly with external partners, collecting data, support planning of events and using various software packages.    An enthusiasm for health and active travel related activities would be beneficial.  

Key outcomes of the Air Quality Scheme are –

  • Business Engagement - Increase physical activity and improve health through walking and cycling initiatives for businesses Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA’s)
  • School Engagement – Increase active travel on the school journey through intensive school engagement and travel planning in AQMA’s
  • Increase awareness of how to improve air quality through behaviour change programmes
  • Raise the profile of electric vehicles, and support businesses to access grants to facilitate installation of charging points
  • Widen the Air Aware campaign to the full county



The success of the project relies on the team having excellent communication skills and being able to adapt to using a variety of media.  The communications element of the first phase of the Air Aware project (2018-2020) proved successful through using social media to reach wider audiences.  The Project Assistant will be required to continue this good work, bring new ideas and experience in project delivery.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support the project team to deliver these objectives, and provide administrative support to school active travel, Bikeability and other sustainable travel programmes.    The position has the flexibility to not only work in office and home working environments but will support the team at events around the county.  The exciting projects that the Connectivity Team deliver engage directly with communities, schools and businesses, you will be key to the success of this and will need to be an organised and motivated individual. 

This Authority is 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, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Closing Date: 25 April 2021

Interview Date: 11th & 13th May 2021

For more information about the role please contact: Cath Stephenson initially by email with contact details for a return call

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

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 a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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