School Streets Officer
In Barnsley we are encouraging everyone to be active in everyday life for better health and wellbeing.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented project officer to lead Barnsley Council’s new School Streets Project. This new project funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) with support from Sheffield City Region, is a communication and engagement initiative aimed at raising awareness of transport emissions to change attitudes and influence behaviour, to encourage mode shift from car to active travel.
Streets around schools are often dominated by idling cars, speeding traffic and poor parking during school run time, resulting in air pollution and an environment that is generally unpleasant for walking and cycling. The programme will see the street in front of a school closed to traffic, enabling activities and learning to be undertaken in the reclaimed space. On the day of the street closure, parents will be encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school with their children, rather than driving. There will be a strong focus on advocating active travel so good knowledge of relevant initiatives and taking an evidence-based approach is essential alongside knowledge of working with primary schools.
In this post you will work with a range of organisations managing a varied portfolio of projects to deliver the intended outcomes. Having the ability to quickly establish strong working relationships with a number of internal and external stakeholders will be a key aspect of this role. You will need to have strong communication skills both verbally and in writing. You will be an excellent team player with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.