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Active Travel Officer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Suffolk County Council, Ipswich IP1 2BX
Salary Additional Information £28,226 - £30,984 per annum (pro rata if part time) 37 hours per week (part time working will be considered for this role) Permanent
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 12/07/2022
Company Name Suffolk County Council
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We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible working available for this role.

  • Do you have recent experience of working with housing developers, schools, businesses or communities to encourage and promote active or sustainable lifestyles?
  • Would you like to work in an incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding role, with a proactive team?
  • Are you passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of people living and working in Suffolk?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council's Transport, Travel and Safety Team as an Active Travel Officer, based in Ipswich at Endeavour House but working across the County including hybrid working options from home and our other offices.

Your role

You will:

  • work across a range of areas and settings to engage with schools, businesses and new developments to make it easier for people to choose walking, cycling and use public transport instead of the car for their local journeys
  • bring a range of activities and initiatives tailored to the local setting, such as, but not limited to,  Modeshift STARS accreditation, event days and promotion and participation in local or national campaigns such as Clean Air Day, Walk once a Week or Bike Month
  • work with internal and external stakeholders and partners to ensure that your work reflects the needs of all and that there is an inclusive approach. This includes Public Health and Children and Young Peoples Directorates and the District Councils
  • have the opportunity to be innovative and forward thinking in your approach to your workload and develop relationships with a wide range of colleagues
  • work as part of a team within Transport Strategy and the wider Growth, Highways and Infrastructure Directorate, your work will contribute directly to the priorities of the Council.

Your responsibilities

You will:

  • work with developers, residents and schools, primarily in the larger towns, to deliver effective activities and interventions. This a key element within the Suffolk Local Transport Plan. An understanding of the planning system would be an advantage, or working with Local Planning Authorities
  • need to be able to demonstrate experience of successful partnership working; understanding local travel options and be committed to the promotion of active and sustainable travel
  • have the ability to take forward project work with minimum supervision, be able to work well with others both in the team and your wider contacts, and be self-motivated and have the ability to successfully motivate others.

You will need:

  • an appropriate degree/HND or similar level qualification
  • experience of successfully delivering similar successful work 
  • experience of effectively managing multiple workstreams, budgets and stakeholders in a variety of settings
  • ability to use appropriate IT applications including Teams, financial systems (training provided) and Microsoft Office applications.

You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (link below). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

The team

The Transport Travel and Safety team includes specialist officers with responsibility for road safety education and training, transport planning, behavioural change, traffic management, safety engineering and the school crossing patrol service. If you are enthusiastic about making a positive change to people’s health, contributing to making a positive impact on the environment and seeing the results of your work this role is an opportunity to make a real and long-lasting contribution as part of the team’s collective work.

We will offer you:

  • a respectful and positive working environment
  • the opportunity to network and research good practice across the region
  • the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge
  • a meaningful and rewarding portfolio of work
  • the opportunity to become familiar with the work of a range of teams in the Council.

Travelling requirements for your role

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel to locations away from your contractual base, using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

To find out more

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sharon Payne (she/her) by emailing sharon.payne@suffolk.gov.uk

How to apply

To apply, please visit our website:


Closing date: 11.30pm, 12 July 2022.

If you are selected for an interview but are not available on this date, please make contact to arrange an alternative.

Due to the continued situation relating to COVID-19 and reduced occupancy in our buildings we are starting to explore and trial new hybrid and remote working practices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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