Head of Highways & Transport

York, North Yorkshire
£58,568 - £66,923 per annum
28 Jul 2021
15 Aug 2021
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

This is hugely exciting time to join the Council in this new role as the strategic lead for our Highways and Transport service.

The role will be key in taking forward major projects and driving a strategy of continuous improvement within the city. These include a review of the Local Transport Plan, duelling the Outer Ring Road, transforming the frontage to the station and addressing the evolving nature of our historic city centre. 

York is ambitious, we have the first electric park and ride service, one of the first local authorities to have live transport model which will be key to how we manage the cities transport challenges in the future.

It is also a beautiful city in which to live and work and is regularly voted as one of the best places to live, it’s well connected with great schools and a fantastic history – you will be responsible for the famous city walls.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant difference and shape how Highways & Transport is delivered including being able to structure your own team to do this. Crucially, you should be forward thinking be able to lead, inspire and motivate others and through collaborative team working, be capable of achieving organisation success.

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are looking to develop and expand their career in Highways & Transport, who are ambitious and keen to be in a role that offers professional challenges. 

It could be a sideways move for you or it could be a stepping stone to progress your career upwards.

Relocation expenses, in accordance with the City of York Council’s Relocation Policy, may be available for the successful candidate subject to meeting the relevant criteria

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact James Gilchrist, Director of Environment Transport & Planning Email: james.gilchrist@york.gov.uk

Closing date:  Sunday 15 August 2021 at 12 midnight

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