Principal Public Transport Officer - Operations


Bristol City Council
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£40,221 - £43,421 per annum

Job Highlights
  • At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a supportive working environment, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.
  • The Public Transport Team is looking for an enthusiastic individual to support the Public Transport Team Manager in the day-to-day running of the team, deputise for the Team Manager.
  • The post holder ensure that responsible for various aspects of the public transport system in Bristol and working with various internal and external stakeholders to make this happen.
Job Requirements/Description

Hours: 37

Full Time, Permanent (Job Share/Part Time applicantions will be welcome) 

The Public Transport Team is looking for an enthusiastic individual to support the Public Transport Team Manager in the day-to-day running of the team, deputise for the Team Manager when required, and provide supervisory support to allocated staff. Previous experience of working in an operational role is essential, as well as knowledge and understanding of public transport operations.

The City has ambitious plans to deliver improved sustainable transport options, both in the City and within the wider region. These plans include;

  • Strategic corridor interventions to improve public transport, walking and cycling along key corridors.
  • Transforming our local communities through the development of ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’.
  • Developing Mass Transit options for the city.
  • Building on our success as Cycling City to further develop and implement a world class walking and cycling network in the city.
  • Making school journeys safer and increasing walking and cycling by implementing School Streets.
  • Behaviour change, engagement and training to promote sustainable transport modes.

Role of the Public Transport Team

The Public Transport Team is responsible for various aspects of the public transport system in Bristol and working with various internal and external stakeholders to make this happen. Some of the key aspects of the Public Transport Teams work are:

  • The maintenance, renewal and upgrade of around 1400 bus stops.
  • Generating income through bus stop suspension charges and bus shelter advertising.
  • Analysing and responding to road closures and other issues which impact on the public transport network.
  • Ensuring that new developments and projects take into consideration public transport requirements.
  • Managing contracts relating to public transport infrastructure such as bus shelters and metrobus ipoints.
  • Working with the West of England Combined Authority (the Transport Authority) to ensure co-ordination on various public transport matters at a local and strategic level.
  • Working collaboratively with Coach Operators and the Taxi Trade.
  • Working with organisers of special events, such as the Great Bristol Run and Balloon Fiesta, to ensure transport requirements are met.
  • Delivering or supporting projects of varying scale and complexity.

What will I be doing?

You will be responsible for overseeing the Public Transport Operations function of the Public Transport Team ensuring a high-class service is delivered across these, and other, aspects of the teams work area. Key aspects of the role include analysing and responding to planned an unplanned events which occur on the roads and ensuring that measures are in place to minimise the impact on the public transport users. This requires collaborative working with internal and external stakeholders. 

Under the direction of the Public Transport Team Manager, you will also be required to support the development and delivery of bus strategies and initiatives, such as:

  • Enhanced Partnership Advisory Panel and Board.
  • MetroBus Performance Review Group.
  • Bus Services Improvement Plan Programme Board.

Why Bristol City Council?

Working for Bristol City Council is about more than just a job. We’re not about building profits to make money for someone else, we’re about supporting the development of our City, improving life chances and outcomes for our population. We’re clearly focused on making a difference to the people and the communities across the City.

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a supportive working environment, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. Hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice – mixing both home and office working. There will be an expectation for you to attend the office according to business need, but this is an evolving balance and the team has a mixed approach. 

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below. To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

Bristol City Council
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£40,221 - £43,421 per annum

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