BCP Council

Contact: Alexis Edwards
Region: England - South West
Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Homeworking options available.
Category: Development planning
Closes: 19 May 2024
Salary: Unspecified
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Transport Development Management Officer

Job Description

We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible, and passionate people, who want to make a difference for their community.

If you’re at the beginning of your career in Transport Development Management with some limited knowledge of transport and planning and are looking to grow the Band I career graded post is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and expand your skills, knowledge and qualifications, whilst working in a supportive and collaborative environment.

If you are part qualified, or already an established Transport Development Management practitioner confident with your abilities looking for a new challenge we will be able to offer you a fast-paced environment for curious, creative and ambitious individuals with the Band J role.

Alternatively, if you are already a qualified with professional body membership and are a seasoned Transport Development Management professional you will, from your first day of employment, be able to provide high quality professional advice to a wide group of customers involved in a range of diverse and exciting projects delivering the future growth and prosperity of the BCP area. If this is you then the Band J role would be appropriate.


Role Purpose

To ensure that the interests of the highway authority are fully considered in relation to proposed developments and provide technical expertise to the planning and economic development teams and other Council services as required.


Main Responsibilities

To prepare the Highway Authority’s response as Statutory Consultee to planning applications, prepare briefs for Transport Assessments and Travel Plans including technical support if required, and evaluate responses and recommend appropriate planning conditions.

To identify and analyse problems of highway safety, traffic congestion and the environment and recommend and prioritise appropriate sustainable and affordable solutions.

To prepare robust and evidenced appeal statements to justify the Highway Authority’s justification for recommending refusal of planning applications on transportation, highways and safety grounds.

To meet and advise prospective developers, consultants and associated parties on transport matters prior to submission of a planning application.

To represent the council at public meetings and informal hearings as required on behalf of the Head of Transport. This may include appearing as an expert witness at planning public inquiries, or to give evidence at Magistrates and Crown Court on behalf of the Highway Authority.

To represent the Highway Authority and provide technical advice to Members at relevant Council Committees including Planning Committee.

Additional responsibilities including expected knowledge and experience set out in the Job Description/Person Specification. Successful candidates should set out how they meet the criteria for relevant career grade role profile as part of their submission.


About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people. Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline. We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services. By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, word-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package to colleagues. Find out more on our website.

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. This is expected to be in place in 2024.

How to Apply

To apply visit: Transport Development Management Officer | 19 May, 2024 | Jobs and careers with BCP Council


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