Are you passionate about delivering change that has a long-lasting, positive impact on people’s lives and where they live? This is an exciting opportunity to join a service at the forefront of responding to the climate emergency by influencing the way people travel around Brighton & Hove.
About the role
As Senior Project Manager for Transport Behaviour Change, you will lead the delivery of high-profile transport improvements across the city that promote sustainable and active travel. As well as investing in high quality transport infrastructure, a major part of your role will involve helping people alter their travel habits and tailoring interventions to their needs. This will include design and delivery of externally funded programmes of work as well as the City Council’s Local Transport Plan programme, public transport services and developer related highway works.
As the successful candidate you will possess strong leadership skills and have experience of managing large-scale projects and work packages. You will have a track record of successfully developing and delivering change, and you’ll also have a strong customer ethos, a collaborative approach and excellent communication skills across a broad range of diverse groups.
As a senior officer, you will work directly to the Head of Transport Projects & Engineering and help set the strategic direction for City Transport. You’ll be based in our modern, open plan offices in the city centre and benefit from flexible working, including home-working. Joining our enthusiastic and supportive team, you’ll collaborate with colleagues from a range of fields and work closely with project teams delivering transport changes across the city.
This is an exciting time to join Brighton & Hove City Council within the Transport Projects and Engineering team. We have an ambitious range of projects to roll out across the city. Though much has already been achieved, much still needs to be done to improve services which will ensure the successful delivery of current projects, as well as developing new ones.
We offer great terms and conditions including the Local Government Pension Scheme, excellent training and development, generous annual leave and staff discounts.
Please email David.firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss this role in more detail.
This role is politically restricted. Please refer to guidance attached.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
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Why work for Brighton & Hove City Council?
It’s for good reason that the City of Brighton & Hove has been named as one of the happiest places in the UK. With its stunning location between the sea and the South Downs National Park, excellent connections to the capital, vibrant culture, rich heritage, and diverse communities, there’s something for everyone. Working for Brighton & Hove City Council means that you’re able to play your part in making the city a fantastic place to live, work and visit.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.