Active Travel Officer

JOB TITLE:

Active Travel Officer

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Project Coordinator

SALARY / GRADE:

£24,085

HOURS:

35 hours per week

LOCATION:

7 ½ John Wood Street

JOB PURPOSE

To design and deliver activities and events for Community Tracks, Inverclyde Community Development Trust’s active travel project. Contribute to the strategic development and contribute to the work programme of active travel in Inverclyde

KEY TASKS

•        To manage/deliver the service outcomes, in the most efficient and effective way, that delivers the Trust’s Strategic Priorities within the plan and contributes to the continued development of such plans

•        To manage and monitor Capital and Revenue budgets as assigned and contribute to budget development.

•        To lead, or contribute to, the preparation of partner development plans, as required.

•        To ensure the effective leadership of teams and other staff members as appropriate.

•        To prepare and co-ordinate KPI reports for the Trust management team, Trust Board and funders as required.  Prepare consultation responses and reports related to active travel. 

•        Represent the Council's views on active travel matters to and to liaise as appropriate with external agencies; communities; landowners and managers; and Elected Members.

•        Deliver and project manage a range of active travel projects including infrastructure, promotional and behaviour change projects, undertaking public consultation, procuring services and project managing consultants and contractors.

•        Assist in formulating strategy and policy in the pursuit of active travel objectives as defined by Community Tracks and key funder’s strategic priorities. Contribute to the continuous improvement and development of the Active Travel and Transport team.

•        Assist in identification, development and implementation of active travel projects in accordance with the Community Tracks strategic priorities.

•        Coordinate, maintain and provide information on active travel related issues to: communities; agencies; landowners and managers; and other stakeholders.

•        Assist in Identifying and secure sources of external funding opportunities in support of identified active travel projects.

•        Ensure compliance with all appropriate legislation, associated regulations, policy and procedures associated with active travel and project management.

•        Undertake appropriate personal and professional development.

•        Undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

 JOB/PERSON SPECIFICATION

 ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

Education and Qualifications

Degree in a relevant subject

OR

equivalent experience

Experience

Track record in project management and delivery

Securing and/or managing grant funding

Active travel (incorporating outdoor access, public transport and green infrastructure) policy formulation

Specialist Knowledge

Knowledge of relevant legislation and behaviour change

Skills and Abilities

Written and verbal communication skills

Negotiation skills

Other

Ability to travel throughout Inverclyde

Current UK driving licence

     

 DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

Post graduate qualification in a relevant subject or equivalent

Membership of an appropriate professional body

Proven track record of delivering active travel projects

Proven track record of delivering Scottish access legislation

Supporting and/or managing volunteers

Path construction

Health and Safety (e.g. Construction Design and Management Regulations)

 

To Apply

Download our application pack here

Closing Date

Friday, 23rd August 2019

Return applications to

debbie.robertson@the-trust.org.uk

 

NOTES

The successful candidate must of the ability to manage/deliver the service outcomes, in the most efficient and effective way, that delivers the Trust’s Strategic Priorities within the plan and contributes to the continued development of such plans.

The successful candidates for this post will be subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme check.