Sustainable Travel Officer - Transport

United Kingdom
£27,511.00 - £33,797.00
Nov 01, 2019
Nov 30, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Position Details

Sustainable Travel

Location: University of Bimringham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £27,511 to £30,046. With potential progression once in post to £33,797

Grade 6

Part time / 60% FTE

Closing date: 29th November 2019

Job Summary

The Sustainable Travel Development Officer is responsible for assisting in the delivery and implementation of the University's 'Sustainable Travel Plan'. The Plan is a key component to support the University's Environmental Policy and Planning Applications and developed to identify and implement initiatives that will deliver more sustainable ways of conducting the University's transport activities including those of staff, students and visitors. The post-holder will report into the Director of Facility Services and will focus on all methods of travel to reduce single-car use working in partnership with the Car Parking Manager. They will be responsible for the marketing and promotion of sustainable initiates in addition to organising and managing events.

Main Duties
  • The post-holder will be responsible for changing and influencing 'hearts and minds' to encourage University staff, students and visitors to adopt more sustainable travel practices.
  • To effectively design, develop, and implement a travel survey for dissemination to all staff and students (approximately 42,000 people) expected to manage the marketing and communication of the campaign across Students and Staff of the university, to ensure a high percentage of respondents.
  • Following the survey the postholder will be responsible for analysing data and responses to compile the Sustainable Travel report by coordinating, facilitating and delivering a detailed analysis which will form the basis of the University Travel Action Plan.
  • To deliver travel plan measures, using a menu of interventions in line with current travel behaviour derived from the Travel Survey. Devise measurable targets and monitor the outcomes of the travel plan initiatives.
  • To promote these initiatives by the use of internal communication facilities available within the University and through sustainable travel 'champions' who will promote sustainable travel within University departments and colleges. Engage in a proactive manner with the staff and student community including the Student Guild, Academic Colleges and Corporate Services to raise awareness and promote incentives to encourage a maximum response rate to the survey.
  • To prepare appropriate business case proposals supporting the development of new facilities and initiatives in support of the travel plan.
  • To organise cycling road shows and other promotional events and initiatives to encourage and increase the use of sustainable modes of travel.
  • To maintain and actively encourage partnership working with both internal and external organisations, teams, developers and communities to promote sustainable transport. To build relationships with a wide range of groups and individuals in order to achieve 'buy in' to the concept of the travel plan and sustainable travel.
  • Demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities and other people's behavioural, physical, social, and welfare needs and have an understanding of factors which influence behaviour change.
  • Support the Car Parking Manager to deliver the University Car Parking strategy which is responsive to the ever changing profile. This may involve aiming to reduce the volume of vehicles parking on campus in line with the sustainable strategy
  • The postholder will be expected to work flexibly across the year to ensure peak times are capitalised to deliver high profile events. This may mean weekend and out of hours working and over weekends once or twice a year.

Person Specification
  • A first degree.
  • A strong interest in and understanding of environmental issues and University policy.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Outstanding writing skills, with the ability to write high quality papers and the ability to write for different audiences.
  • Ability to analyse extensive data along with report writing and presentation skills. A good level of computer literacy and written communication skills is necessary.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects.
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of the UCMS system.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to meet challenging demands, working to different people's deadlines and within budget.

  • Promotes knowledge sharing, assistance to others and constructive challenge as appropriate.
  • Uses a range of communication skills and strategies to gain commitment to action or change.

Planning and organising
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • The ability to complete tasks based on only broad direction and with minimum supervision.

Problem solving and decision making
  • Actively manages programmes of work to achieve high quality standards and targets.
  • The ability to think strategically, envisioning the future of their area and specialism in and beyond the context of the department.
  • An ability to work simultaneously and effectively to progress several different tasks.
  • Demonstrates understanding of how the University operates and a sensitivity to its political and organisation's priorities, and applies this to own work.

Internal and external relationships
  • Demonstrates collaborative working, builds open, trusting and effective partnerships.
  • Communicates with a wide range of styles appropriate to different individuals, groups and situations.
  • Ability to build good relationships with other areas of the University.

We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Informal enquiries can be made to Monica Guise -

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