Salary: band 14 £62,065 - £68,188 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Portsmouth City Council is a dynamic authority with a proven track record of delivery. As the UK 's only island city, we have a significant in-house parking service operating across the city. We have an internal enforcement function using cameras and Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) patrols to support the purpose of our parking operations. We also investigate potential permit fraud, have a vehicle removal operation, and deal with abandoned vehicle enquiries. We are developing new ways to harness technology and are successfully exploring how we can creatively use our parking assets to help achieve net zero, improve air quality, encourage behaviour change and shift to public transport.
Your new role
You will lead and manage the Parking Service in this exciting role. As one of six managers within the council's transport service you will embed a strategic and evidence based approached to delivery and operational matters, ensuring that the council continues to provide a high quality and critical service. You will lead a diverse team of around 100 staff and will work closely with colleagues, councillors, and key stakeholders to shape the city's parking operations and deliver against the transport strategy and wider corporate objectives.
You will be responsible for a £4M expenditure and £10M income budget that covers over 40 permit parking zones, around 3000 on street paid for parking spaces as well as over 20 Off-Street Council run car parks including the 650 space park and ride just off the M275.
What you'll need to succeed
You will have a relevant degree level education or relevant work experience with an excellent understanding of the different strands of parking and the impact that transport has upon it, and the wider social, environmental and economic impacts.
You will be a strong leader who is able to demonstrate experience of managing, motivating and developing staff, ensuring resources are well planned and work delivered with targets achieved. You will also have experience of leading and delivering transformational change and business improvement initiatives.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate well with Councillors and the media as well as members of the public, Unions and staff; using a wide range of communication technology and techniques. You will also have the ability to demonstrate higher level thinking skills, in order to think through issues, make connections and establish solutions which draw on this bigger picture view of transport and environmental improvement.
If you have a good working knowledge of (and you have kept up to date with) relevant processes, legislation, law, best practice and DfT guidelines. If you have the proven ability to represent the service with direction at highly challenging internal/ external meetings, with integrity and confidence then we would love to hear from you!
This is a great time to join the Transport Service at Portsmouth City Council as we have an ambitious, high-profile pipeline of projects coming forward in the city and you will be joining an enthusiastic team.
For full details please review the job profile
What you'll get in return
We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society.
We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potential with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:
- A generous pension scheme
- 27 days annual leave rising to 31 days after 5 years service plus bank holidays, pro rata for part time.
- Flexible / hybrid working
- A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at popular high street retailers.
- Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
- Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
- Potential to purchase additional annual leave
- Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans
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