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Head of Highways & Transport

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£58,568 - £66,923 per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Environment, Environmental Health, Highways, Traffic Management, Transport Planning
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

This is hugely exciting time to join the Council in this new role as the strategic lead for our Highways and Transport service.

The role will be key in taking forward major projects and driving a strategy of continuous improvement within the city. These include a review of the Local Transport Plan, duelling the Outer Ring Road, transforming the frontage to the station and addressing the evolving nature of our historic city centre. 

York is ambitious, we have the first electric park and ride service, one of the first local authorities to have live transport model which will be key to how we manage the cities transport challenges in the future.

It is also a beautiful city in which to live and work and is regularly voted as one of the best places to live, it’s well connected with great schools and a fantastic history – you will be responsible for the famous city walls.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant difference and shape how Highways & Transport is delivered including being able to structure your own team to do this. Crucially, you should be forward thinking be able to lead, inspire and motivate others and through collaborative team working, be capable of achieving organisation success.

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are looking to develop and expand their career in Highways & Transport, who are ambitious and keen to be in a role that offers professional challenges. 

It could be a sideways move for you or it could be a stepping stone to progress your career upwards.

Relocation expenses, in accordance with the City of York Council’s Relocation Policy, may be available for the successful candidate subject to meeting the relevant criteria

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact James Gilchrist, Director of Environment Transport & Planning Email:

Closing date:  Sunday 15 August 2021 at 12 midnight

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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