Strategic Road Safety Lead – Safer Travel

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAY20222547

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£36,370 - £40,578 Per Annum

Closing date

25 May 2022

Fixed Term – 2 years from commencement

37 hours per week

Band 10 – £36,370 – £40,570 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 this role you will work in conjunction with the Safer Travel Team Manager develop the strategic road safety planning and policy framework for the city, taking a lead role in contributing to the development, review and ongoing assessment of the Local Transport Plan and Accident and Casualty Report, to be responsible for the annual review of key sections within the Plan.

You will provide input to and represent Portsmouth City Council at regional road safety partnership meetings, Road Safety Great Britain (RSGB) and other external partnership bodies as required and provide technical road safety advice to internal and external clients as required.

Your role will also include project management of large scale and/or complex transport schemes and proposals, including Local Transport Plan schemes. Monitors the outcome of the interventions and schemes and makes recommendations for the future.

You will also respond to and deal with road safety queries raised by members of the public, Councillors, and other stakeholders, including building on existing relationships with elected members and key decisions makers, act as both an influencer to assist in the determination of road safety priorities, and a conduit to articulate technical and sensitive decisions to a range of audiences.

Please see job profile attached for more information.

Who is the person?

You need to have:

·       Relevant first degree and a master’s degree in a relevant discipline or relevant work experience is desirable.

·       Membership of a professional body is desirable.

·       Communicates verbal messages (which may be complicated or sensitive) clearly, concisely and at a level appropriate to the audience, who may not be specialists in transport planning. Has the ability to represent the service at highly challenging internal/ external meetings, with integrity and confidence. Demonstrates elevated levels of verbal communication and reasoning, putting forward persuasive and compelling arguments.

·       Excellent writing skills including the ability to write clear, basic, and appropriate information for reports, articles and briefing papers including technical and Cabinet reports where necessary.

·       Required to have a team player ethos.

·       Experience of dealing with financial and budget management.

·       Keep up to date with best practice in the profession, seeking innovative approaches to transport issues and developing best practice solutions.

·       Able to demonstrate higher level thinking skills, to think through issues, make connections and establish solutions which draw on this bigger picture view of transport. Able to make connections between disparate issues, and creatively combine solutions to solve multiple problems.

·       A customer focused approach to work which promotes your passion to deliver excellent service and continuous improvement on transport issues for the City’s residents.

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.