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Safe & Sustainable Travel Officer

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RJ 


Closing date:03 October 2021 at midnight 

Salary Range: £22,185 - £24,495 
Successful candidates for this post will work in conjunction with Leicestershire County Council and other stakeholders to plan, implement, deliver and evaluate a number of active travel campaigns as part of the Whole Schools Approach to Physical Activity and Sport, which is aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Leicestershire.
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to work within identified County schools and within the County Sport Partnership and School Sport & Physical Activity Partnerships, in a practical way to encourage, support and influence active travel initiatives and programmes.
The successful candidate will engage with a wide range of people including school staff and sport & physical activity leads at a strategic level and will need to be persuasive and resilient with excellent communications skills. Although nominally based at County Hall, it is anticipated that the majority of the role will involve working from home, necessary equipment will be provided, or liaising with schools involved in the programme, applicants must be prepared to travel within the county of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire County Council encourages and supports all staff to travel actively and sustainably but there may be occasions when travel by car is essential. Successful candidates must be in possession of a full driving licence and have access to a car insured for business use.
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent relevant qualification OR demonstrable work experience in a public focused business
  • Experience partnership working, including with schools, business, communities and external organisations
  • Experience problem solving and analysing information.
  • Ability to manage a varied workload working to tight timescales and agreed targets and to supervise the work of others
  • Good knowledge and understanding of safe and sustainable travel initiatives
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • To be able to build positive relationships across stakeholders, peers and partners, creating open and transparent relationships based on trust.
  • Excellent IT skills, including a knowledge and understanding of Microsoft office programmes and use of bespoke databases and map-based programmes
  • Political awareness
  • A customer focussed approach where the customer experience is central to the delivery of the service
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Lisa Wilkinson, Tel: 07540998590 Email:
Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.
We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Lisa Wilkinson (recruiting manager) to discuss what is possible for this role. Examples may include requests for flexible working patterns, term-time working, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/ remote working etc.

Please apply using our online system sending us your CV as well as a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.
Please see the link below to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available.  The web pages also contain CV Guidance documents for Applicants to read and use.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

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