Senior Public Transport Officer

Posted 28 June 2022
Salary Up to £25 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineProfessional & Technical
ContactMarlon Sorhaindo

Job description

Opus People Solutions on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council are recruiting for a Senior Public Transport Officer to join their team on a temporary contract

Start Date:



6 Months

Working Location:

Northampton, Part remote

Working Hours:


Overall purpose of the role:

This job exists to be the Council's lead officer and technical expert in public transport matters.
They help to formulate the Council's policies around public transport and lead on the delivery of those policies alongside the Council's statutory responsibilities.

Main Responsibilities:

1. To lead the team engaged in delivery of the Council's policies and statutory
responsibilities with regards to public transport.
2. To lead the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership Scheme and Enhanced Partnership Plan with local bus operators under the Bus Services Act 2017. To be responsible for drafting an annual Bus Service Improvement Plan.
3. To manage the Council's budgets (including external funding from Section 106 and third parties) for supported bus services ensuring the best level of service is delivered to local communities in line with the Council's policies.
4. To manage the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) within the Council's area, ensuring that passes are issued and operators are reimbursed within the appropriate regulations. To ensure publication of the Council's statutory annual ENCTS scheme
5. To take a strategic overview of the development of bus services and bus related infrastructure within the Council area and to develop ideas, projects and initiatives for their improvement. To write or contribute to funding bids, and to guide responses to planning applications and the securing of funding through Section 106 agreements.
6. To lead on procurement activities, including liaison with internal procurement advisors, for Public Bus Contracts and Framework Agreements, Back Office Systems for the Bus Real Time Information System and ENCTS and any other contracts which may from time to time be required.
7. To demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities and other people's behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs.

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • In depth knowledge of the workings of the bus industry.
  • Understand how the industry works, and the differences between commercial and subsidised operations.
  • Familiar with the legislation around the bus industry, particularly the Transport Acts 1985 and 2000 and the Bus Services Act 2017.
  • Understand the legal duties and requirements placed on the Council with regard to Enhanced Partnerships, service registrations and tendering and concessionary fares.