Senior Road Safety Officer

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAY20222573

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£32,797 - £36,370 Per Annum

Closing date

25 May 2022


37 hours per week

Band 9 – £32,797 – £36,370 per annum

The Service 

To create complex and varied road safety plans, policies and strategies which balance the needs of Portsmouth residents, the local economy, the environment, and national transport priorities.

To prepare, develop and implement elements of the Local Transport Plan.

What is the role?

In conjunction with the Safer Travel Manager, Transport Planning Manager and Traffic and Network Manager provide a combined approach to make the city a safer place to live, work and visit.

You will also be working closely with others within the team, leading on the monitoring and managing of contracts for the delivery of road safety education, and work alongside the Transport Data Analysis Team in identifying the key issues to be addressed via the analysis of road safety data pertaining to Portsmouth.

In this role you will assist the Strategic Road Safety Lead in collating, writing and publishing the Annual Casualty Report, and work with the Safer Travel Manager to develop and implement key objectives for Portsmouth in reducing casualty numbers

You will be using analysis, develop an evidence-based Education Training and Publicity programme to target the key issues within Portsmouth, and providing technical advice to internal and external stakeholders

You will lead on the development of a comprehensive road safety ETP programme for educational establishments to be implemented alongside the Active Travel Officers and Strategic Road Safety Lead, and be able to act as Project Manager for engineering schemes to improve road safety within the city in conjunction with the Network Management, Transport Planning and Highways Teams

Please see job profile attached for more information.

Who is the person?

You need to have:

·       A relevant first degree or work experience (degree in environment, geography, sustainability, physical activity – or previous experience in field such as road safety, active travel, traffic safety etc.)

·       Project management experience.

·       Experience in collision investigation to influence engineer schemes to improve safety within the city is desirable.

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

·       Required to have a collaborator ethos.

·       Appreciation of active travel as part of the wider transport debate. Including awareness of national guidance and standards and the national ‘bigger picture’, including who the key stakeholders are and what roles they take.

·       Communicates verbal messages clearly, concisely and at a level appropriate to the audience. Has the ability to represent the authority at internal/external meetings and recognises our customer service role.

·       Able to work independently and proactively, along with the ability to prioritise.

The job closes at midnight 25th May 2022, applications made after this date may not be considered. 

When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the job profile with the use of examples from your experience. This is important, or you are likely not to be shortlisted. The full job profile is attached.