Leeds City Council is the second largest metropolitan local authority in the UK, in terms of both population and geographical area, serving a population of over 800,000. We are values-led with a clear ambition to be the best city council in the UK.
A city that is compassionate and caring with a strong economy, which tackles poverty and reduces inequalities. We want Leeds to be a city that is distinctive, sustainable, ambitious, fun and creative for all, with a council that its residents can be proud of the best council in the country.
It’s an incredibly exciting time to consider Leeds City Council as your next career step. With a multitude of innovative schemes currently underway to help support the city’s ambition to be ‘The Best’, this is an excellent opportunity to join a forward-looking workforce, to contribute to the strategy of major transport infrastructure investment programmes.
The city has built momentum over the last decade with substantial levels of development and investment laying the foundations for our ambitions to double the size of the city centre, plan and deliver major new transport infrastructure in our Connecting Leeds proposals and to capitalise on growth opportunities around major transport hubs.
There is strong and clear political leadership in Leeds City Council that is fully focused on realising the further potential for the city to grow in an inclusive way, meeting the challenges of the climate change emergency and leading wider partnership work across the Leeds City Region and Northern Powerhouse. Recent and ongoing projects involve the successful flood alleviation works in around the Kirkstall Road area of Leeds, the East Leeds Orbital Road and completion of a new retail park and associated infrastructure in the East of Leeds.
We are proud to be an inclusive city and that we have been named in the top 50 inclusive employers in the country by LGBT+ charity Stonewall. Our staff networks ensure that we support inclusivity, equity of opportunity and career progression for all our workforce.
We’re based in a high quality recently refurbished office environment at St George House in the heart of Leeds City Centre. We are forward looking, commercially minded and politically aware.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Gary Bartlett Chief Officer
Highways and Transportation
SECOND MODULE VERSION 2
Highways and Transportation together with partner organisations are responsible for an extensive range of services aimed at safe, efficient and reliable movement throughout the Leeds district.
The Transport Planning Service plays a vital role including the strategic management of the Transport Strategy, Transportation Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transport Development Services and Network Management Services support the leadership of cross-cutting schemes and priorities as agreed with the Chief Officer Highways & Transportation.
group is responsible for the appraisal, formulation, modelling and co-ordination of transport policy and develops strategies that support transport and spatial planning in addition to monitoring and compiling programmes and bids for transport capital expenditure. The groups activities are supported by the Policy Monitoring Team providing services and advice covering traffic surveys, transport and road safety data analysis and interpretation. Similarly a team provides environmental advice and services covering noise, vibration and air quality measurements and assessments, including support for Strategic Environmental Assessments and associated on transport related environmental impacts. The group works closely with WYCA and the West Yorkshire Councils to support strategy work with a range of traffic and transportation data collection, analysis and reporting services.
The Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC)
group keeps the city moving, running a busy control room by operating the city’s traffic signals and developing the traffic control system, with responsibility for a wide range of traffic and transport issues, from strategic network design through to day-to-day support services including planned and unplanned disruptions to the network.
Transport Development Services
includes the Highways Development Control and the Influencing Travel Behaviour (ITB) Teams. Highways Development Control are responsible for responding in terms of the highway implications of new development proposals including planning applications. The ITB team delivers road safety and sustainable travel education, training and publicity campaigns using road casualty and collision data to target vulnerable road users and supports travel planning in schools and in businesses.
duties include the monitoring, coordination and control of the activities of utility companies and developers working on the highways to help minimise potential inconvenience, congestion and disruption to road users.
is responsible for the implementation of traffic management and signing schemes to improve the information to road users and allow them to travel in maximum safety. This includes delivery of traffic regulation orders, new traffic signs, speed restrictions, pedestrian crossings, road safety engineering audit.
Supporting major investment programmes The Head of Transport Planning provides a significant opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to progress their career with the Council helping us define and shape the future of our City.
We work in partnership with other public-sector organisations and local councils across the West Yorkshire Region; in addition to established and close-knit relationships with communities, private sector organisations including major Developers and Engineering Consultants. We work collaboratively to provide a joint approach to support the successful delivery of the regeneration and development of Leeds.
I hope this information has been of interest to you. We would welcome any applications from those that have the skills, experience and drive to work within our exciting and vibrant service.
Working for the Council
We offer staff a very generous package of benefits including the following.
When you start work for the council you will automatically join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) if you have a contract of employment that will last for at least 3 months and are under the age of 75.
Training and development
Leeds City Council is recognised under the Investors in People (IiP) scheme. We are committed to making sure all staff receive the right training and development to help deliver excellent services to the people of Leeds. Our aim is to develop an empowered, motivated and effective workforce.
You will receive generous holiday entitlements. The amount of annual leave you get depends on the grade of your job, but it will be at least 32 days holiday (including 8 statutory bank holidays). After five years of service, you get at least four days of extra annual leave. Holidays are reduced proportionally for staff who do not work full-time.
Flexible working and job share arrangements
We have a range of flexible working options including flexi-time, term time only working and compressed hours to help you to achieve work-life balance. We also operate a job share scheme which allows you to apply for all full-time posts (unless the advertisement states otherwise), on a half post basis (usually 18.5 hours per week). Job share applicants will be treated in the same way as full-time applicants.
Maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
We offer very generous maternity and adoption benefits in comparison to many employers. New fathers (or partners, husbands or civil partners) can also benefit from two weeks paid leave, and take advantage of options for sharing part of the maternity entitlement.
Employee assistance programme
When you work for us, you and your family can use a free, confidential helpline service offering advice and support on legal, financial and health issues.
How to apply
Please upload a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter which explains both why you are attracted to this post, and why you are the right person for us. Please limit your covering letter to no more than 1 page.