Interim Senior Project Officer – Local Bus Services

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Interim Senior Project Officer – Local Bus Services
Interim Position

Derbyshire 5206544

Posted: 6th June 2022 06:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    £22.04 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


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What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Senior Project Officer – Local Bus Services

Reference no: Derbyshire 5206544

The rate reflects the Council's current salary rate. However this is negotiable based on market rates – please state pay expectation clearly on your CV.

Only professionals who have local bus experience and knowledge will be considered.

The key duties of the post include:

  • Overall management of the Local Bus team including management responsibility for staff members including direct reports
  • Highways and infrastructure matters relating to bus services, including managing the team delivering the bus service capital programme
  • Bus service data, information & marketing
  • Ticketing, including the Derbyshire Gold Card (English National Concessionary Travel Scheme) and the b_line young person’s concessionary scheme
  • Local bus service provision, including managing Derbyshire’s contracted local bus services and partnership working with local bus operators to develop commercial bus services in Derbyshire
  • Liaison with neighbouring authorities on cross boundary services
  • Procurement and contract management oversight
  • Budget monitoring and financial reporting
  • Providing input and technical support into strategic matters, including most recently Derbyshire’s Bus Service Improvement Plan and Enhanced Partnership.


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

  1. EITHER degree or post graduate qualification in transportation planning ore related subject plus substantial post qualification experience in a related discipline OR demonstrable extensive experience at a senior level in a relevant discipline
  2. Experience:
    1. Experience of developing and implementing public transport policies and strategies , particularly relating to the provision of public transport services
    2. Experience of the preparation of briefs and the management of contracts
    3. Setting targets, monitoring performance and managing budgets
    4. Experience of preparing complex reports and presenting them to senior management and elected members
  3. Knowledge:
    1. Knowledge and understanding of the public transport industry at policy and strategy level
    2. In-depth knowledge of the passenger transportation industry and relevant legislation
    3. An understanding and appreciation of the differing needs of various users of the transport system
    4. Knowledge and understanding of two or more of the following areas: 1) LTP system, transportation packages and other funding programmes; 2) Statutory procedures relating to transport projects; 3) Rail operations; 4) Taxi operations
    5. Local authority financial procedures
  4. ICT Skills: IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


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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 Senior Project Officer – Local Bus Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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