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Transport Specialist

  • Location:

    Cornwall

  • Sector:

    Built Environment

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

  • Contact email:

    ekatona@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    5178664_1625050052

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-30

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Transport Specialist- Cornwall Council
£450/day

This interim role will be required for approximately 2-3 months, subject to change with
immediate start.
In November 2019 the Government announced that Truro, Camborne, St Ives and Penzance
had been selected to bid for Town Deal Funding, a programme aimed at transforming
towns and supporting the recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Subsequently, Town
Deal Boards were formed consisting of local stakeholders and partners from the public and
private sectors to develop Town Investments Plans (TIPs) which identified local prioritise for
investment. The TIPs were submitted in January 2021 and there is a now approximately 12-
15 months for the projects to develop full business cases to draw down the Town Deal
Funding which then needs to be fully committed by 2024.
Penzance also has access to £10.4m of funding through the Future High Streets Fund to be
committed on identified regeneration priorities by 2024 and used to lever in £19m of cofunding.
The role holder will be assigned and lead strategic transportation projects within the four
Town Deals and will lead and coordinate a range of planning, unblocking, risk management
and coordination activities to ensure effective delivery which unlocks growth and
development.
Responsible for strategy liaison, development and feasibility in relation to the transport
projects within the four Town Dealsl in order to contribute to the Governments key 'shared'
priority areas relating to accessibility, safety, congestion and air pollution and to contribute
and support economic, social and environmental objectives for Cornwall.

Knowledge, skills & experience
Successful and consistent achievement in leading the delivery of transport planning and
strategy, within a local authority or other organisation of comparable scope and
complexity


Expert knowledge and understanding of legislation, regulations, government policy and
best practice relating to transport

Demonstrable understanding and experience of managing the development of a transport
business case and funding bids to external funders for major transport projects and
initiatives and managing and delivering funding programmes and grants

Significant experience of developing partnership working, building effective relationships
and enhancing the reputation of the Council with stakeholders and partners which include
communities, voluntary bodies, private sector and public sector.

Demonstrable understanding and experience of managing the development of a transport
business case and funding bids to external funders for major transport projects and
initiatives and managing and delivering funding programmes and grants