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Transport Policy Officer
  • Employer: Place
  • Reference: PTTP2988
  • Published: Wed 16/06/2021, 14:45 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 09/07/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Career Grade JG5 £22,183 – JM2 £35,745 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Clevedon, North Somerset

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Transport Policy Officer


Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent


This is an opportunity for someone to influence and help shape North Somerset so that in future it remains a great place for people to live and work.


We are looking for a transport planner to prepare transport comments on planning applications. We welcome applications from either experienced professionals or from bright, enthusiastic individuals keen to learn on the job.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assessment of development proposals to ensure transport issues are fully considered (e.g. housing, leisure and employment developments)
  • Preparation of statements covering highway, traffic, transportation and parking issues to substantiate planning decisions
  • Influencing developers to provide new places that promote sustainable travel options
  • Development of transport schemes and policies


The post is career graded and we are looking for someone with experience and/or a degree in a relevant subject including geography, planning, engineering and architecture. We are looking to appoint at the lower end of the scale someone who can demonstrate enthusiasm and aptitude.


You will be based in the Strategic Transport Policy and Development Team, which has responsibility for transport policy, highway asset management, transport projects and highways development management. 


For an informal discussion, please contact James Wigmore, Lead Transport Planner on 01275 888076.


Anticipated interview date:      To be confirmed


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.