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Sustainable Transport Officer

Salary:
£30 - 33 per hour + negotiable
Location:
Newham
Company:
Spencer Clarke

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Spencer Clarke Group are currently recruiting for a Sustainable Transport Officer to work in the Newham area.

A local authority based in Newham have a fantastic opportunity for a Sustainable Transport Officer to join their team.

Scope of the role :

  • To be a member of the Traffic & Transportation Group
  • To develop and co-ordinate support for school communities creating and implementing School Travel Plans (STP’s); and for residents, schools, businesses, community groups and/or cycle clubs undertaking cycle training and sustainable transport activities in the borough.
  • To develop and implement promotional material and publicity in accordance with the strategy for STPs.
  • To assist the Nominated Officer in the development, implementation, and co-ordination of the Cycle Training Providers Contract in accordance with the Council’s procurement policy.
  • To review and monitor existing cycle training guidelines and courses offered under the service delivery plan.
  • To interpret national guidelines and implement all necessary changes in order to achieve and maintain National Standards in cycle training; and to review existing School Travel Plan Guidelines, both locally and nationally, and consider and develop additional supporting information for schools.
  • To liaise with other departments and establish links with outside agencies to identify key areas that would improve cycling within the borough.
  • To maintain levels of stock, renew and upgrade any resources necessary for the Council’s Cycle Training Programme.
  • To maintain awareness of and, where management and Member approval is in place, submit applications for external funding streams for sustainable travel initiatives.
  • To advise and prepare draft committee reports on school travel plan issues and attend relevant meetings.
  • To work with schools that have a travel plan in place, helping them to write reviews and update their travel plans on a yearly basis.
  • To maintain an awareness of legislation and policy initiatives and to advice schools on complex matters
  • To review existing monitoring and evaluation procedures and develop ways to accurately record and determine progress made by schools in implementing School Travel Plans, and by schools and residents undertaking cycle training.
  • To raise awareness of, and encourage active participation in, sustainable travel initiatives at all levels within the borough.
  • To liaise with other officers and external bodies in co-ordinating and monitoring the installation of cycle parking.
  • To deal sensitively and positively with correspondence and telephone calls on a wide variety of school travel plan, cycling, and road safety issues.
  • To input and maintain data for STP’s (existing and developing), and cycle training into current IT databases provided.
  • To plan, organise and evaluate promotional STP and cycling events and campaigns beneficial to the borough.
  • To develop the full range of professional skills and knowledge to satisfy the requirement of the post.
  • To assist with Councils Safety Education, Training & Publicity programmes.
  • Such other duties within competence of the postholder, which may be reasonably required from time to time.

Candidate requirements :

  • Knowledge and understanding of road safety issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainable transport including school travel plans, cycle training and associated facilities
  • Knowledge of the requirements of relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • A confident, clear and effective communicator with the ability to adjust their communication both orally and in writing to a variety of people including children.
  • Ability to understand and respond effectively to enquiries and correspondence from schools, the public and other organisations.
  • Ability to produce cogent written reports and letters formed by collated, analysed and interpreted data.
  • Ability to produce cogent written reports and letters formed by collated, analysed and interpreted data.
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative within defined parameters/deadlines.
  • Ability to use IT and familiar Microsoft Office software programs.

If your interested in the role and would like to apply please email your up to date CV to cw@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk or call Chris on 01772 954 200

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