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Local Transport Manager

Bristol City Council
TP2: £68,896 - £76,329
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Bristol is a vibrant, exciting, diverse European City to live and work in.  Come and help shape its future.


The City has ambitious plans to deliver an improved sustainable transport infrastructure, both in the City and within the wider region.  These plans include;


  • Transforming our local communities through the development of ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’: Delivering our CRSTS Strategic Corridors programme Developing Mass Transit options for the city; Building on our success as Cycling City to further develop and implement a world class walking and cycling network in the city; Making school journeys safer and increasing walking and cycling by implementing School Streets; Trialling and testing new transport technologies through our ‘Future Transport Zones’ programme of work.

Bristol sits within a strong economic area, working with its neighbouring cities and towns to maximise economic growth through the West of England Combined Authority, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and Western Gateway.


An exciting full-time opportunity exists to lead the Local Transport Team as part of the City Transport Service


What will I be doing?


As part of a friendly and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team, you will take the lead for the Local Transport team overseeing Area Engineering, Liveable Neighbourhoods, Road Safety and Citywide Initiatives including e-mobility and the planned new Cycle Hub. This is a new team formed as part of a restructure from existing teams and presents an opportunity for a strong leader to shape the team and set its objectives in unison with the Head of Service and the new Bristol Committee.


You will provide direct support to the Head of Service in the delivery of the aims and objectives of the City Transport service. You will also take a lead in supervising and mentoring staff and developing the new team. This is a varied role that will be the key liaison between the Transport Service and local Councillors while also delivering local traffic projects and inputting into wider strategic projects and policies.


What do I need to have?


You will have significant experience in transport related roles in a local authority context.  Being able to communicate complex requirements to various stakeholders from junior team members to committee chairs is essential.


Experience of managing and delivering complex work programmes is a must and the postholder will be expected to manage and report on the whole of the Local Transport programme of works.


This is a new service made of existing teams with a number of new posts and vacancies to be filled. This will require good people skills and change management experience to develop and lead the team into an effective unit.


Why Bristol City Council?


These are exciting times in the City of Bristol as we continue to receive considerable investment in its transport and highway infrastructure from the Government and other stakeholders to introduce innovative active travel measures to support sustainable modes of transport.


At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.


Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.


How do I apply?


If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.


To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.


For further information, please refer to the Person Profile, Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact Adam Crowther via email at:


At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Young People, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and Disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.



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0117 922 2000
The Council House
College Green

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