Head of Traffic Management

Location
Brighton
Salary
£46,552 - £ 51,043
Posted
04 Aug 2017
Closes
11 Sep 2017
Ref
B&H02954
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Our award-winning Transport Team is recruiting to the role of Head of Traffic Management.

Brighton & Hove City Council is a busy commercial and visitor orientated city. The effective management of the road network is crucial to the city’s continued success in these areas.

About the City

It’s an exciting time to work in Brighton & Hove. Our city has an international reputation, growing influence and a reach far beyond its geographical size. We benefit from emerging opportunities in environmental industries, proximity to London, Gatwick Airport, two channel ports within the city region and good infrastructure links northwards. 
Greater Brighton is one of the fastest growing city regions in the UK. Working with our neighbouring local authorities builds on the advantages of a highly skilled workforce, the innovative creative and cultural sector, knowledge-intensive industries, universities which actively promote innovation-led growth and locational advantages.

About the role 

In this pivotal and influential role, you will hold full statutory responsibility on behalf of the Council for the Traffic Management Act 2004. You will be the designated Traffic Manager for Brighton & Hove, ensuring the development, delivery and monitoring of a co-ordinated and effective traffic network management strategy across the City.

You will be responsible for a highly motivated and enthusiastic team who will be looking to you for leadership and support. The team has recently been restructured and its’ capacity increased, to deal with an increasing workload which encompasses our industry leading road and street-works permit scheme and all aspects of the Council’s Intelligent Transport System including Urban Traffic Control and Highways Enforcement.

You will also play a key role in supporting the ongoing modernisation of the Council’s Transport Service to improve performance and to achieve the highest standard of customer service

About you
You will be a leader whose expertise in street works and network management will enable you to establish credibility, as well as engender support and take your team to the next level in innovation. 

You will have considerable skill in establishing and maintaining strong networks and productive partnerships with a range of stakeholders and elected members.

You will have the ability to work interchangeably at strategic and operational levels.

About us
Brighton & Hove is an exceptional City to live and work in. As a council, we are successful, commercially minded and forward thinking. Within City Transport we have the drive, capacity and the resources to make things happen.

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our flexible working policies, generous leave entitlement, as well as access to the Local Government pension scheme and other staff benefits.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage BAME, White Other, Female and Trans applicants as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

For further information, contact:

Mark Prior
Assistant Director, City Transport 
mark.prior@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk