Company: Trafford Council

Location: Trafford

Salary: £38,223 - £40,221

Contact Name: Caroline Wright

Email: caroline.wright@trafford.gov.uk

Telephone: 07890 032576

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    Senior Strategic Transport Planning Officer

    Company: Trafford Council

    Salary: £38,223 - £40,221

    Contact Name: Caroline Wright

    Telephone: 07890 032576

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      Location: Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH – (hybrid working is possible)

      Salary range: £38,223 – £40,221

      Contract type: Full time, fixed term for 2 years

      Many of our colleagues have the opportunity to work from home for one or more days a week and/or they flex the hours they work. We call this SMART working and it gives you the option to flex your days and hours so you can fit your work around your life and life around your work.

      About the Role

      We currently have an exciting vacancy within our team to help shape the communities, urban and natural environments of Trafford for the next 30 years.

      As a Senior Strategic Transport Planning Officer, you will lead on the development of transport policy and strategy in Trafford, alongside long-term plans for future rail and road projects in the borough.

      You will also input into the Local Plan, strategic development opportunities and active travel plans, securing funding for transport and infrastructure projects across the borough.

      In undertaking this role, you will help develop various elements of policy and strategy, laying the foundations for more sustainable and active travel-oriented Trafford.

      About you

      Your style and approach will reflect our values and behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions and strive to getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

      Applicants must have a degree or equivalent qualification and have significant post qualification experience in transport planning, infrastructure planning, or a related field. You will also have excellent communication skills, a good understanding of transport policy and strategy creation and implementation as well as knowledge of high-speed rail projects in Greater Manchester and Trafford specifically.

      About us

      Trafford’s Strategic Planning and Growth team is part of the wider Strategic Growth Service which is based at the recently rebuilt Town Hall in Stretford, and you will report to the Principal Transport Policy Officer.

      Trafford is a diverse and exciting place to work with excellent opportunities for a challenging and varied workload. You will be joining a busy, friendly, and proactive team with opportunities to work with a range of public and private sector stakeholders.

      This is a particularly exciting time to join the Strategic Planning and Growth team, that has just completed the adoption of the Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan for nine of the ten Greater Manchester authorities. Now adopted, Trafford’s own Local Plan incorporating transport and infrastructure planning will be actively progressed, alongside masterplans for two largescale strategic development sites.

      The team are also working with partners and the government on Northern Powerhouse Rail and the planned airport station, Metrolink line extensions and implementation of the Bee Network. The team are also at the forefront of the implementation of GM’s Transport 2040 strategy alongside many other regeneration and transport/infrastructure projects.

      We recognise that having a diverse workforce is essential to bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to our Council, so we particularly welcome applications from minority, marginalised and diverse groups, and we in turn promise a fair and unbiased recruitment process.

      For an informal discussion, or to find out more about the role, please email or call Caroline Wright, Strategic Planning and Growth Manager on 07890 032576 or caroline.wright@trafford.gov.uk

      About the benefits

      You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

      Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mental health first aiders, staff network groups (LGBT+/Carers/BAME/Disability) and health and wellbeing events.

      Our great benefits include:

      • Local Government Pension Scheme
      • Home Technology Scheme
      • Car Lease Scheme
      • Cycle to Work scheme
      • Simply Healthcare
      • Employee Discount Scheme – ‘Perks at Work’
      • Ability to ‘buy back’ extra annual leave

      To learn more about Trafford as a place to live and work, please visit our website.

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      Closing date: 30 June 2024

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