National Bus Strategy Delivery Manager

Reference: JUN20228310
Location: Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term
Salary: £60,140 – £66,263 Per Annum
Closing date: 31 July 2022

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

Portsmouth City Council is a dynamic authority with a proven track record of partnership working, bus passenger growth and one of the largest Bus Service Improvement Plan awards. As the UK ‘s only island city, Portsmouth has a twenty year plus history of bus priority and integrated transport which is currently seeing investment of over £150 million in buses and active travel and enjoys well-established working relationships with local bus operators on which this role will help us build so buses can deliver strongly for health, social and economic outcomes.

This exciting post will lead the delivery of Portsmouth’s National Bus Strategy and associated Bus Service Improvement Plan. It will embed a strategic and evidence based approached to delivery and ensuring public transport is at the heart of our delivery programme. The post holder will lead a diverse team and will work closely with colleagues, councillors, and key stakeholders to shape the city’s public transport offer and deliver against the transport strategy and wider corporate objectives.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have a relevant degree level education OR relevant work experience. You will have an excellent understanding of the different strands of public transport and the impact that transport has upon it and the wider social, environmental and economic impacts. You will have demonstratable experience of managing, motivating and developing staff, ensuring resources are well planned and work delivered with targets achieved.

You will also have excellent writing skills including the ability to write clear, basic and appropriate information for reports, articles and briefing papers including technical and Cabinet reports where necessary as well as the experience of dealing with financial and budget management for large projects and programmes.

You will be able to develop positive partnership ways of working, with a range of stakeholders and a commitment to providing customer service of the highest standard, as well as well-developed project management and delivery skills.

This is a great time to join the Transport Service at Portsmouth City Council as we have an ambitious, high-profile pipeline of projects coming forward in the city and you will be joining an enthusiastic team

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

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