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Road Safety Training Co-ordinator.840

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
10/08/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Traffic / Highways / Road Safety
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
10 Aug

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Further information

Job Title - Road Safety Officer

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

Technical Services is responsible for the provision of three key functions across Northumberland. We manage, maintain and improve the highway and transport network, to make sure that everyone can travel safely and without significant delay or disruption on our roads, footways and cycleways throughout the year. Alongside this we arrange home to school transport and procure supported public transport services. We also provide the Lead Local Flood Authority and Coastal Protection Authority roles.

We manage investment of over £20m per year in highway maintenance and improvement schemes through the Local Transport Plan capital programme.

Based within Technical Services Department, the Highways Improvement Team is responsible for compiling and delivering the Council’s Local Transport Plan with particular focus on developing the integrated transport schemes including safety improvements. We are a key partner in the Northumberland Road Safety Co-ordination Group (NRSCG) which co-ordinates and delivers a multi-agency approach to road casualty reduction in Northumberland.

We also manage school crossing patrol sites and deliver cycling, road safety training and information to over 7,000 children annually across the County giving them the opportunity to travel safely and lead a healthier lifestyle.

The successful applicant will join the busy and vibrant team and lead on the delivery of road safety training at schools across the County.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is passionate about improving local places, who will manage the co-ordination and development of a programme of practical on-road pedestrian training for children at schools across Northumberland, and at external training centres. The successful applicant will organise and lead on the delivery of practical pedestrian training to groups of children in the highway environment in accordance with established policies.

They will also assist with the operation of School Crossing Patrols across Northumberland, and the the co-ordination and delivery of the Safer Routes to School programme.

As a successful applicant you will need to demonstrate that you can communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and have good attention to detail.

We are offering:
-A salary between £24,982 to £27,741
-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
-A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
-Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
See attached job description

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Martin Podevyn (07870 366012) or Martin.Podevyn@northumberland.gov.uk) for an informal discussion.

Closing date: midnight on 10th August 2021

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes. Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means

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