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Active Travel Officer

  • Location:

    Wokingham

  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £28 - 32 per hour

  • Contact:

    Phoebe Kingston

  • Contact email:

    Phoebe.kingston@carringtonwest.com

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 043

  • Job ref:

    JO0000030283

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    19/01/2022

  • Startdate:

    15/12/2021

Active Travel Officer
 
This is a superb opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated professional to join the dynamic Highways and Transportation Service at a busy borough council. 
 
What you will be doing:
 
·The role will focus primarily on working with businesses in the borough.  Key responsibilities for the roles include:
·To work closely with businesses in the borough, recruiting active travel champions to promote sustainable travel for their staff.
·To assess, develop and utilise local and national campaigns and initiatives to increase modal shift in the business community and across Wokingham as a whole.
·To take the lead in planning, organising and delivering a programme of activities which encourage people to travel more sustainably, this may include led rides, led walks, cycle maintenance, advice sessions, training sessions, presentations /assemblies, and travel awareness campaigns for example.
·To work closely with other teams in the Councils to identify synergies between objectives and the most efficiency use of resources.
·To contribute to the delivery of a Council wide coordinated approach to tackling climate change, air quality and health and well-being objectives through the benefits of travel.
·To raise awareness of the My Journey brand and campaigns, local workplace / school activities and the wider benefits of sustainable travel on climate change, air quality and health and well-being through our social media platforms.
·To provide regular news stories and case studies for the My Journey website and wider media release.
·To support the collection of monitoring data related to schools/workplaces ensuring activities being delivered meet the project objectives and targets.
·To be able to manage workloads, prioritise work and evaluate the effectiveness of individual projects in order to amend or stop work where results are not being achieved.
·To support the My Journey Team in day to day activities/training, including events in the wider community and possibly including weekend and evening work (e.g. assisting in events)
·To assist the Council in delivering the relevant objectives of the Local Transport Plan and developing new objectives and targets.
 
What you will need to succeed:
 
·To be successful in the role, you'll need to be well-versed in cycling and walking and behaviour change including knowledge of climate change matters, congestion, air quality and health and well-being.
·You will be supported by the experienced My Journey Team though will be required to work alone or lead many projects with little involvement from others; experience in self-motivation and workload/time management skills are highly desirable.

For a full description and further information on the role, please call Phoebe Kingston at Carrington West on 02393 876043 or email phoebe.kingston@carringtonwest.com

FOOTNOTE:
If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.

Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 75+ years experience in this market. Please call Phoebe at Carrington West on 02393 876043 for more information

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