Head of Strategic Transport

£64,000 - £75,000 + benefits
11 Apr 2019
07 May 2019
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work and where we are able to offer you a wide range of both challenging and rewarding career development opportunities. At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, be well-led, with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.  

Join us as we take the next step in our journey to build a brighter future together. As Head of Strategic Transport, you will lead our strategy for transport across the Borough. This is a chance to apply your innovative thinking style to a range of transport issues including rail strategy, public transport, community transport, cycling and parking.

You will take lead the commissioning and contract management for public and community transport. You will also ensure that projects and programmes are free to achieve their aims. You will provide inspirational leadership to your team and assist the Council in influencing strategic transport issues at the national and sub-regional levels.

With a postgraduate qualification in Engineering, Transport Planning or another appropriate area, you will be aware of relevant legislation and capable of designing major transport initiatives. Crucially, you also have the programme management skills to deliver plans, even under pressure. Much of your success is down to your impressive communication skills, your ability to build effective partnerships, support Members, lead cross-functional teams and consult with a diverse range of stakeholders.

We’re committed to “working for a brighter future together” – and we expect you to be too. Through teamwork, we’re creating a better Cheshire East for all. If you have ambition, passion and drive, share your expertise with us and we will provide you with the opportunity to influence, develop and grow with an exceptional team.

For an informal discussion about these exciting roles, please contact our consultants at Penna: Clare Connor on 0161 408 0703, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467.

Visit cheshireeastleaders.com to find out more.

Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2019