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INTERNAL ONLY: Transport and Environmental Policy Manager

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/05/2019 09:00
£43,662 - £47,538
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Planning & Transportation
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
20 May

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Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This is an opportunity to lead the transport and environmental Policy work area as a 12 month maternity leave cover opportunity for 1 FTE at H3. This may be a secondment or acting up opportunity.

Applicants should make sure they have support from their line manager to be released from substantive post for this period.

About the Team

The Transport & Environmental Policy Team are responsible for the provision of advice on transport and environmental policy, reviewing strategy, responding to consultations, developing funding bids and reporting to members and senior management. The team works in partnership with internal and external organisations, as well as other WoE authorities.

Core Functions

This post will be responsible for managing the Transport & Environmental Policy Team consisting of 8 FTEs working on a broad range of areas. A large part of this role will be working across the West of England to produce joint policy and to deliver projects, such as the Access West project, with the combined authority and our neighbouring authorities. Making bids for funding of projects in South Gloucestershire is a critical part of the role alongside the production and agreement of the transport capital programme.

Current pieces of work being led by the team include the production of the Local Cycling & walking Plan, the production of climate change and air quality action plans and the production of the Joint Local Transport Plan 4.

Essential Criteria

• Extensive experience of working in an operational / service delivery role, including significant project management experience

• Experienced in managing major transport schemes and complex projects, preferably in transport and highways field, with knowledge of the procurement and statutory processes required to deliver such schemes

• Degree or equivalent in relevant or related subject, plus a relevant professional qualification, e.g. Membership of the Institute of Highways and Transportation or Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, IEMA, and significant post qualification experience at a senior professional level

• Undertake and demonstrate Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to keep abreast of changes in working practices and legislation

• Experience of directly line managing and developing a team, including during periods of organisational change. An ability to earn the respect of peers and team members by example

• A self-motivated, dependable, committed and determined professional

• Ability to provide advice, support and assurance to projects of a varying nature, to ensure consistency and quality of control, reporting and delivery

• Proven track record of successfully planning, managing and delivering complex strategic projects, including financial planning within budget and to programme

• Significant experience of working closely with other internal and external partners to agree delivery of cross-boundary schemes. Significant experience of working with a range of stakeholder groups, local communities and voluntary organisations to achieve mutually supportive objectives. Significant experience of delivering presentations to internal (Committees, Senior Managers), external customers and organisations

• Experience of preparing and presenting reports to Committees and/or senior management meetings

• Ability to negotiate and construct effective working relationships at all levels, use initiative, identify and analyse key issues from available information and make considered decisions

• Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and direct the work of team members

• Experience at managing the technical functions for which the post holder is responsible, especially with in-depth knowledge of the rail industry

• Possession of good analytical/evaluative skills, and a high level of numeracy and PC literacy including budget planning and management

• Possession of effective written and verbal communication skills
Expressions of Interest

We are asking for expressions of interest no more than 2 sides of A4 (please see attached) which set out how you meet the criteria above and how your skills and experience, including specific examples, will be relevant for the delivery of this project based on the information provided above.

Deadline for submissions of Expressions of Interest by close of play Monday 20th May (9:00 am) to be sent to Emma.Blackham@southglos.gov.uk

Expressions of interest will be reviewed and interviews will be held in due course.
If you have any queries about this post please contact Emma Blackham.

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