Sustainable Transport Officer
Epping Forest District Council
Salary grade £38,500- £41,301
Full time post for 2 years with scope for extension.
Epping Forest District Council has declared a Climate Emergency and is looking for a determined, talented and innovative officer to co-ordinate and the develop a sustainable transport strategy and action plan.
You will work collaboratively with the Climate Change Officer, to deliver initiatives that reduce emissions from transport by promoting sustainable transport and encouraging consumer behaviour change. The role will support the implementation of high standards of sustainability within all development coming forward within the District’s Local Plan. Key to this exciting role will be the securing of both commitment and ownership from a wide range of partners to deliver effective change across the District.
You will have a relevant Degree/ professional qualification and/or previous experience working in a similar sustainable transport role. You will be well informed about sustainable transport agenda and options to promote behaviour change, including the challenges this presents and able to provide professional advice and share best practice with Officers in this respect.
You will have strong verbal communication skills to build effective relationships and to influence, communicate and negotiate with a diverse range of individuals across the Council and with external partners and organisations.
You will be confident in writing reports and producing evidence-led strategies and policies on sustainable transport that are aligned across the council. Crucially, you will also ensure a robust monitoring framework is established that will clearly show progress.
Above all, you will be an enthusiastic, driven individual with a passion for sustainable transport and commitment to deliver change through the sustainable transport agenda.
In return we offer. In return we offer a competitive salary, flexible and agile working and generous holiday entitlement.
For an informal chat, please contact James Warwick (Contracts and Technical) 01992 564350. To make an application, please visit the Epping Forest Council website https://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/jobs-and-volunteering/jobs/