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Transport Strategy Manager

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and talented professional to join North Northamptonshire Council as our Transport Strategy Manager.  Sitting within the Highways service of our Place & Economy directorate, you will manage a team of transport planners and public transport and sustainable transport officers.  You will be responsible for developing and implementing policies, strategies and developing a pipeline of investment schemes to enable the Council to meet its statutory responsibilities and aspirations for improving transport facilities while facing the challenge of a climate emergency. 

What will you be doing?

You will lead the development of North Northamptonshire’s first Local Transport Plan, along with the implementation of that plan and our Bus Service Improvement Plan and Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans.  You will also develop other initiatives and lead bids for external funding.  You will provide expert transport advice to assist in the preparation of Local Plans and develop the highway and transport improvement schemes that will shape North Northamptonshire’s future. 

About you

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have significant transport planning and policy experience, particularly in the development of Local Transport Plans and public consultation, along with experience of Local Authority governance and working with members and committees.  Knowledge of public transport and active travel will also be helpful.    Experience of leading a team and partnership working and good project management skills are also required. 

Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

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