SALARY: PO4 – £39,571 to £42,614
HOURS: 37
CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent
CLOSES: Sunday 31 July 2022 11:59 PM
JOB REF: req14717

Team Leader – Road Safety (Grade PO4) – Job Description

Vision Zero is a ground breaking approach to road danger. We believe that no one should die or suffer serious injury when driving, walking, riding or cycling on the roads in Leeds. We are recruiting a Team Leader to drive the delivery of our Leeds Safe Roads Vision Zero 2040 strategy and action plan and help reach our ambition.

About the position
As the Road Safety Team Leader you will have an opportunity to make a real difference to to those who live, visit and work in Leeds. This is a senior role and offers diverse and challenging projects which will broaden your skill set. You will:Develop and deliver a programme of measures to work towards achieving Vision Zero

– Take a lead in the Leeds Safe Roads Partnership and represent us at the West Yorkshire Safe Roads Partnership
– Transform our road safety education, events and communications programme to reach a wider audience
– Manage a growing team that includes transport planners, assistants and road safety trainers
– Work closely with other experienced professionals Highways and Transportation and other key partners
– Be involved in exciting programmes and events including School Streets and the Leeds public bike hire scheme

The post is based at Merrion House in Leeds City Centre with most staff currently working from home. It is full time (37 hours a week) with flexible working hours.

About you
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, innovative, ambitious and care about sustainable travel. You will have:

– A degree level qualification in a relevant field or have extensive and comparable experience.
– Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of road safety strategy, initiatives.
– The ability to develop and contribute to key priority projects and programmes to influence travel behaviour and promote safe and sustainable travel
– Well-developed project management skills and organising workloads.
– Great presentation skills and the ability and ability to engage and motivate people.

What we can offer you

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

– Flexible working (including up to 2 days off in a 4 week period)
– Local Government Pension Scheme
– Discounted public transport
– Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, child care vouchers and discounted child care
– Health and wellbeing benefits

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful Employer and a Disability Confident Employer.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

To apply
If you have the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications required for this role and want to work for a great organisation, please apply before 11.59pm on Sunday 31st July 2022. In your application, you must demonstrate that you meet the essential criteria, and where possible the desirable criteria.

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lynsey McGarvey, Principal Transport Planner by email lynsey.mcgarvey@leeds.gov.uk to arrange a time.

Please apply online at the Leeds City Council jobs site: https://leeds.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/14717?c=leeds

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer 2020, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident Leader.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK  – either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.


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