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Transport Strategy Manager

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 05 June 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 20 June 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact  Rachel Ford - Programme Manager on 07763 579 818.

Transport for the South East is the sub-national transport body (STB) for the South East of England. Our partnership brings together 16 local transport authorities, five local enterprise partnerships, 46 district and borough authorities and a wider range of stakeholders from the worlds of transport, business and the environment. Together, we’re dedicated to creating an integrated and sustainable transport system that makes the South East more productive and competitive, improves the quality of life for all our residents, delivers carbon emission reductions and protects and enhances our unique natural and built environment.

Our thirty-year strategy sets out how investment in better, more sustainable transport can help grow our region’s economy, create new jobs, increase opportunity and quality of life, and hit net-zero carbon emissions. We are in the process of producing our strategic investment plan (SIP); a 30 year blueprint for investment in large scale transport infrastructure in the South East. This will empower the South East to clearly communicate to Government its investment priorities and will formalise the relationship with delivery bodies, including Network Rail and National Highways, so that TfSE can inform their investment programmes based on the requirements of communities, passengers, businesses and decision-makers across the region.

Our new transport strategy manager will lead the development and delivery of key elements of our technical programme as we start to implement our strategic investment plan. This will include leading the development of relevant thematic studies on key issues such as freight, rail, future mobility, decarbonisation and roads, and leading the implementation action plans developed as part of those strategies. You will require extensive knowledge of these multiple subject areas and the national guidance relating to them.  

The successful candidate will be required to oversee the procurement and management of external suppliers to assist with the development of the strategy related work. You will also be expected to work closely with key stakeholders, including the Department for Transport, National Highways, Network Rail and local authorities.

The post holder will be required to contribute to the wider development of the technical work programme, they will also be required to have a strong knowledge of the transport sector and strategic transport planning at both nationally and local authority levels.

Candidates for the role of transport strategy manager will require extensive knowledge and experience in the field of transport planning. 

If you would like to know more about the Transport Strategy Manager, contact Rachel Ford - Programme Manager on 07763 579 818

For more information visit www.transportforthesoutheast.org.uk.

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/181686/23691

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £51,201 to £55,925

  • Closing date
  • 5 June 2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Communities, Economy and Transport

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Management