About the role
Transport, and planning to meet movement requirements, has been much in the news during the current Pandemic. Issues include vehicle flows especially what the new ‘normal’ might be, encouraging walking and cycling, pop-up cycle lanes and other measures, electric scooters and using public transport while maintaining social distancing. These are on top of the announcements made during the March budget on infrastructure investment as well as issues that are now seen as crucial to tackle such as air quality, decarbonisation, health, housing and the economy.
Surrey County Council is a progressive authority, and is one of the leading local authorities in Transport Planning and Transport Modelling with a high reputation. We are looking for candidates who can apply their interests and technical abilities who are attracted to this profession and the transport issues facing our society.
Opportunities have arisen for both recent graduates and school leavers to become part of the Team, working on bids, schemes and planning assessments. This will include analysis of issues, identification and assessment of options together with, where relevant, scheme economic appraisal as part of business case funding bids.
For those new to the profession, this is an opportunity to join our Professional Development Programme giving access to training, career development and salary progression (commencing on Grade S7 and progressing to Grade S9).
Effective team working is an essential element, as you will be working with colleagues across the organisation and with key partners. You must be able to demonstrate that you are self-motivated and interested in the field. You must have gained, or be expected to obtain, either appropriate GCSEs or A levels or a relevant degree, and be interested in gaining a professional qualification with an appropriate body e.g. IHT,TPS, CILT.
Please see attached the full job profile for these positions. For an informal discussion about the roles please contact William Bryans on 07968 832464.
Interviews will be held late June / early July, but dates have yet to be determined.
Closing Date: Monday 19th June, 2020 (23:59 hrs)
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
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