The North Wales Economic Ambition Board is looking for a Transport Lead Officer to join its team. This role will give you the opportunity to work with multiple public and private sector partners across Wales and the UK. It provides flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave entitlement, a local government pension scheme plus training and professional development opportunities within a supportive environment.
We are growing our team at the North Wales Economic Ambition Board and are looking for a someone to join us and help deliver the Growth Vision for North Wales. The aim is to build a more vibrant, sustainable and resilient economy in North Wales, building on our strengths to boost productivity while tackling long-term challenges and economic barriers to deliver inclusive growth.
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic officer to lead the development of our programme, working closely with our Delivery Sub-Board which reports to the North Wales Economic Ambition Board with representatives from the six local authorities in North Wales and leads on all matters relating to transport.
As the Transport Lead Officer your responsibilities will include:
Working across the region, planning and co-ordinating joined up and integrated transport solutions;
Advising on responses to government proposals and planning the delivery of strategic interventions;
Prepare responses for region on strategic transport issues, consultations, and strategy documents;
Lead the preparation of the Regional Local Planning Process and manage the development of the plan;
Identify funding opportunities and work with partners on bids to secure investment funding for capital schemes and revenue funding for service improvements.
Support the NWEAB Sub-Board, its Chair and Chief Officer Group, prepare and manage agenda, papers and follow up to decisions.
Maintain strategic oversight of regionally significant projects.
We are interested in speaking to people about the Transport Lead Officer role with the following skills and experience:
Degree / postgraduate in a relevant field (or equivalent);
A recognised planning, construction or traffic / transport engineering qualification;
Demonstrable senior level experience in strategic planning of traffic and vehicles;
High level negotiating skills including securing approvals within complex governance arrangements;
Good knowledge of programme and project management methods;
Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to present, use and interpret information confidently;
Whilst the ability to speak Welsh is desirable, it is not essential for this role.
In return, the Transport Lead Officer will receive a salary of £51,574 – £54,968 pa. This is a full-time role; however, we will consider flexible working requests for the right person. Initially this is a fixed term post until June 2023, with the possibility of an extension.
If this sounds like the role for you, click the apply button online and we will contact you with the next steps in the application process. We look forward to hearing from you. North Wales is an excellent place to live and work, why not play a key role in shaping its future?
Interviews are to be held on 24 March 2021. Application Closing Date: 10am on 3 March 2021. All application documents will need to be submitted by this date. On applying you will be sent further instructions as to the application process.
*This post is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government
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