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Principal Transport Officer
  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: PPT1
  • Published: Wed 12/04/2023, 10:41 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/04/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,503 To: £44,539 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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Principal Transport Officer

We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A Principal Transport Officer in Place Services.

Are you looking for a role where you can really make a difference, and contribute to accelerating the delivery of the borough’s significant and ambitious sustainability and net zero ambitions?

Situated at the heart of the North West and part of the Liverpool City Region, St Helens is a borough with ambitious plans for substantial regeneration and growth over the coming years. With proposals for delivery of over 9,000 new homes by 2035, transformational town centre masterplans in development, a cutting-edge programme of active and sustainable transport infrastructure and a growing focus on the role place-making can make in addressing the impacts of climate change, there has never been a more exciting time to join our ambitious, friendly and welcoming team.

We are looking for an experienced enthusiastic and committed person to appoint as Principal Transport Officer (Policy) to contribute to delivering this ambitious programme. To direct the development and delivery of the boroughs transport strategies and policies to ensure that corporate transport policy and performance activities are developed, co-ordinated and delivered efficiently and effectively and reflect the wider policy goals, such as the Climate Emergency Response Plan and the objectives of the Liverpool City Regions Combined Authorities, Local Transport Plan;  and ensure the actions necessary to deliver the Programmes are promoted across the organisation and with partner organisations, the community and business to further develop, deliver and monitor the programme of work and its outcomes.

Based within the Growth Delivering Prosperity (GDP) Team, supporting the wider Council’s Regeneration, Growth and Infrastructure Programme. This innovative, multi-disciplinary team comprises of Infrastructure Programme Delivery, Transport Strategy and Policy, Development Control, Water and Flood Management and Town Centre Regeneration.

The successful candidate will join the Council at an exciting time, making a meaningful contribution to the borough’s transport provision, delivery plans and policies and embedding the Climate Change declaration through Decarbonising Transport, Bus Service Improvement Plan, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy, and Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan in the Local Transport Plan process. Supporting the delivery of smarter choices, active and sustainable travel initiatives aligned to the Council’s health and wellbeing programmes.

The successful candidate will be experienced in delivering measurable outcomes within this key council priority area. They will be able to evidence an excellent knowledge of the policy and legislative framework of the service, have the skills and attributes to develop the service and manage performance, and be able to demonstrate a commitment to partnership working and collaboration for a common goal.

The candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience of working in a transport or sustainability related environment. Understanding the critical role of transport in underpinning accessibility, sustainability, health and wellbeing, climate change and air quality for our residents a, businesses and visitors.  The candidate must be computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, self-motivated with a flexible approach to work, able to represent the service/council to a variety of internal and external audiences.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by emailing David Saville, Programme Lead on

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here

St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.

All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.