Head of Transport

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 13/01/2019 23:59
£76,997.00 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Executive / Managerial
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Closing date:
13 Jan
Further Information

We are at the forefront of northern growth and a flagship for successful devolution.

As the Local Transport Authority for Tees Valley we have ambitious plans to transform the transport infrastructure in Tees Valley to enable our 660,000 residents and the businesses based here to get people around the area easily and effectively to access employment, leisure & cultural events, and to make our freight and logistics networks as effective as possible. Working with local, regional and national partners including DfT, Network Rail and TfN, this post holder will complete consultations on our draft Strategic Transport Plan and lead on the delivery of the Plan including our key transport projects in the area. These projects include securing and delivering a new crossing of the River Tees on the A19, a new Darlington Northern Link Road, Bus Priority and improvement and major works to both Darlington and Middlesbrough Stations, along with other rail, road and wider projects.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority is responsible for overseeing around £½ billion in investment funds, with more to come through ongoing devolution arrangements. Our successful delivery to date means that we have now been allocated £75m of Transforming Cities Funding for the period to end 2022/23, which will enable us to prioritise and fund many of our short and medium term ambitions for the transport network in our region, and also to work on developing longer term projects for future funding and delivery.

Straddling the boundaries of County Durham and North Yorkshire, the Tees Valley covers five local authorities – Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland – with a combined population of 660,000.

The Authority incorporates the highly successful Local Enterprise Partnership, and sustains strong links with the local business community and other partners. Together, we aim to create 25,000 jobs and £2.8bn extra growth by 2026. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen chairs our Cabinet.

We are now looking to recruit a new Head of Transport. As the lead advisor for the transport authority, you will be a member of our Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for our Transport Authority function, finalise and deliver our draft Strategic Transport Plan, deliver key transport projects and set priorities for investment and services, for all modes of transport.

You will have senior leadership experience and strong partnership skills, enabling you to work with multiple stakeholders to deliver demonstrable results.

With a strong background in transport policy development and project delivery, your remit ranges from the delivery of our ambitions to expand cycling and walking, to improve bus and rail services, transform our infrastructure, and enhance our northern, national and international connectivity.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Alison Fellows, Investment Director, on 01642 527096.

Interviews will be held week commencing 28 January 2019.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.