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Title Partnership Manager – South and Midlands
Ref HE/2914
Directorate Communications
Location Bristol and Birmingham
Salary £28,644 - £31,078
Number of Positions 2
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 27 Jan 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new Government company that operates, maintains and improves England’s network of motorways and major A roads. This network is around 4,300 miles long and while it represents only 2 per cent of all roads in England by length it carries a third of all traffic by mileage as well as two thirds of heavy goods traffic, making it the backbone of the country.

We have around 3,500 staff based in seven offices around the country including a uniformed Traffic Officer service in control centres and patrolling key areas of the network. Highways England is held to account by two bodies who act on behalf of the public – The Office of Rail and Roads monitor the performance of our highways and Transport Focus champion the needs of road users.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website: http://www.highways.gov.uk/highways-england/

Job Description

*Two roles available in Birmingham and Bristol with a considerable amount of travel*

The Partnership Team are responsible for developing and managing mutually beneficial relationships between Highways England and all Local Highway Traffic Authorities and major strategic traffic generators, such as the Trafford Shopping Centre and Heathrow Airport.

Work with the regions and across directorates to:

  • Establish levels of engagement and if required agreements or Memorandum of Understanding with LHAs and STGs
  • Maximise the reciprocal operational asset
  • Engage with partners to minimise the impact of incidents, closures or diversions
  • Support the business needs and policy related to engagement with LHAs and STGs
  • Work with colleagues from across the group to support with insight, engagement activities, events, presentations or reports that may be required related to LHAs, STGs or Stakeholders
  • Liaise with specific LHAs as identified by the Senior Partnership Manager, assisting with general requests for information
  • Attend regular liaison meetings including Regional Traffic Manager meetings and others as required

Relevant Experience

  • Experience of traffic management environment
  • A good knowledge of Highways England projects and business initiatives/priorities
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders in an account management environment
  • Ability to work using own initiative, whilst referring upwards where necessary – some remote working
  • Able to prioritise in order to meet tight deadlines

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received.  Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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