Head of Transport and Access
Job Reference: 00027
Location: The Old Police House - Hyde Park - London
Closing Date: 22/07/2018
Salary: £39,000 - £44,000 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Department: Hyde Park
Hours Per week: 36
London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world managed by the new Royal Parks charity, which was established in March 2017. The parks are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to the city each year. The parks provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the capital.
The Royal Parks are Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, and Kensington Gardens. We also manage other important open spaces including Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens, Canning Green and Poet’s Corner, and we maintain the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.
About the role
Reporting to the Director of Parks, this permanent appointment is a new role that will enable The Royal Parks to establish the strategic direction of the new charity with regard to transport and access programmes and projects, interacting with TRP Board, staff and multiple external stakeholders.
You will recognise that TRP often respond to programmes driven by external bodies such as Transport for London. You will also be aware of emerging technologies such as dockless bicycles. You will need to evaluate these external factors and make recommendations that enable the Board to deliver its charitable objectives. Where programmes demand you will also be bidding for funding for, and managing the delivery of transport programmes and projects, for example behavioural change projects. The role holder will also lead on policy in relation to car parking, and the evaluation of other opportunities, to manage and mitigate the effects of traffic on the TRP road network.
You will have gained extensive experience of building relationships with a range of high profile stakeholders and the public. You will be used to communicating confidently and effectively with people at all levels in organisations, recognising that there are many sensitivities involved in successfully achieving your objectives. You will have a demonstrable track record of delivering transport and access related projects and work programmes where you will have negotiated effectively between teams and evaluated competing priorities and communicated effectively with stakeholders with varying levels of interests and needs. Qualification to degree level in an appropriate discipline with substantial experience in a relevant post is essential.
Candidates will be asked to submit their CV and a covering letter / personal statement describing how their skills and experience meet the relevant competencies in the Person Specification.
If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for Applications is on Sunday, 22nd July 2018.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 31st July 2018.