Senior Programme Officer (Highway and Safety Improvements)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 09/09/2019 12:00
£32,029 - £35,934
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Traffic / Highways / Road Safety
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth
Post Number:
Closing date:
9 Sep
Further Information

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

Technical Services is responsible for the provision of three key functions across Northumberland. We manage, maintain and improve the highway and transport network, to make sure that everyone can travel safely and without significant delay or disruption on our roads, footways and cycleways throughout the year. We arrange home to school transport and procure supported public transport services. We also provide the Lead Local Flood Authority and Coastal Protection Authority roles.
We manage investment of over £20m per year in highway maintenance and improvement schemes through the Local Transport Plan capital programme.
Based within Technical Services Department, the Highways Programme team is responsible for compiling and delivering the Council’s Local Transport Plan with particular focus on developing the integrated transport schemes including safety improvements. We are a key partner in the Northumberland Road Safety Co-ordination Group (NRSCG) which co-ordinates and delivers a multi-agency approach to road casualty reduction in Northumberland.
We also manage school crossing patrol sites and deliver cycling, road safety training and information to over 7,000 children annually across the County giving them the opportunity to travel safely and lead a healthier lifestyle.
We also manage an annual programme of Members Local Improvement Schemes.
The successful applicant will join the busy and vibrant team and lead officers in the planning and delivery of a variety of highway improvement schemes.

The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is passionate about improving local places, working with local elected members and the public. The successful applicant will promote improved road safety across Northumberland through the delivery of awareness training alongside designing and delivering improvements to the highway network. They will assist in the development and the delivery of the Council’s Local Transport Plan.

They will be required to provide specialist and technical advice on relevant legislation, practices and procedures in relation to the specialist are of highways programme development and management to members, officers and external organisations.

The successful applicant will be required to converse at ease with customers, including County Councillors, Town and Parish Councils, Members of the Public, External Organisations and Central Government Departments.

Further details are available on the attached job description.

We are offering:
A salary between £32,029 to £35,934
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
See attached job description

Interviews will be held 17th or 18th September 2019

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Neil Snowdon (01670 624128 or Neil.Snowdon@northumberland.gov.uk) for an informal discussion.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07775026871 or claire.coe@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.