Interim Head of Highways and Traffic

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Interim Head of Highways and Traffic
Woolwich, London
Interim Position

Greenwich RQ817334

Posted: 22nd February 2023 10:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    £521.67 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Woolwich, London,

    SE18 6HQ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Head of Highways and Traffic

Reference no: Greenwich RQ817334

Pay Rate: £521.67 per day PAYE

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 6 months

A Division Head is required to provide an effective, comprehensive, and integrated traffic and network management service across the borough and to lead on matters related to the movement of people and goods on the highway network. 

Head of Highways and Traffic has responsibility for:

  • Highways Maintenance
  • Structures & Street Lighting
  • S106/278
  • Network management and coordination, street works, TMA, NRSWA, licences, etc / Traffic Regulation Orders
  • Project management and engineering of the main LIP funded programmes including local safety & 20mph schemes, bus priority, cycling projects, walking, accessibility, etc.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead a diverse team, with a wide range of roles and work styles.
  • Think strategically and help develop policies and programmes that deliver Corporate and Transport Strategies.
  • Establish and manage a robust programme and budget, including funding bids.
  • Provide up-to-date advice on all traffic related technical, legal and policy issues.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively with politicians and other senior stakeholders, acting as an effective representative of the team, division, directorate as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient processes to managing performance, project delivery, procurement, expenditure, consultation, decision making & approvals and timely responses to queries from the public, members, MPs, etc.
  • Enhance the visibility of the team’s policies and programmes.
  • Provide a co-ordinated approach to the use of the highway, and the network co-ordination role.
  • Develop and implement programmes that align with the client’s strategic vision to reduce traffic, improve road safety, and air quality, increase active travel (cycling & walking), aid accessibility and enhance road-based public transport.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

Experience, Skills, Knowledge / Technical skills:

  • Extensive experience in a similar role.
  • Experience managing substantial budgets.
  • Strong technical expertise, programme management, communication, finance, stakeholder management and team leadership skills.
  • Communication/interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership skills with ability to meet operational objectives through setting priorities, innovation, delegation, problem solving, and execution of planning monitoring and performance management processes.
  • Prioritise effectively and manage several projects at once.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Interim Head of Highways and Traffic
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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