Active Travel Officer

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£29,174 - £31,895
22 Jun 2022
24 Jun 2022
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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About the Post:

Active Travel Officer

 You’ll be part of big changes in Barnsley. We’re not just changing ways of working and improving services. We’re committed to promoting wellbeing and tackling health inequalities in our communities. As an Active Travel Officer, you’ll be instrumental in developing our approach to developing positive active travel behaviour change.

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people and our partner organisations at the heart of our work, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money.

Shape a better future with us

We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support, and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.

Your role in our journey

As an Active Travel Officer, you will provide specialist support to a portfolio of agreed initiatives or work areas. Working in close partnership with colleagues across the council and a host of statutory, community and voluntary groups, you will lend your expertise to programmes promoting active travel and the physical activity benefits. Crucially, you’ll also help us to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate active travel projects that relate to tackling health inequalities. What’s more, you’ll help us to develop services, new approaches and support the people of Barnsley to build active travel into everyday life.

What you’ll need

To join us, you’ll need a mix of relevant qualifications with at least one being at level 5 or above, and extensive experience in sustainable transport and active travel sector. Your track record includes involvement in securing funding, project management and the development of approaches to change services and outcomes. You’ve used evidence-based approaches and performance management techniques to drive successful change. With a flair for public engagement and partnership working, it is your talent for communication that really sets you apart.

A lot to look forward to

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.

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Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

Job Profile: Sustainable Travel Officer Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf

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Why work for us?

Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.

We welcome the opportunity to have a chat about the role and are happy to address any questions you may have about flexible working arrangements, including as a result of caring responsibilities.

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