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The 2022 Commonwealth Games, held in Birmingham, will be the biggest sporting and cultural event that the city and the region have ever seen. With an estimated television audience of 1.5 billion people, it will showcase Birmingham, the West Midlands and the entire country as an amazing place to live, work, study, visit and do business.

When the Commonwealth Games start, the eyes of the world will be on the West Midlands, and so it is critical that visitors can travel around swiftly and efficiently whilst minimising the impact on residents. With more than one million spectators expected over the eleven days, as well as competitors, volunteers, staff and the world’s media, we must get our transport offering just right – and this role will play an important part in making this happen.

Joining the team on a fixed-term basis until August 2022, this role will be responsible for assisting with the preparation, implementation and audit of Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders, Temporary Traffic Regulation Notices and Traffic Regulation Notices required for the Games Route Network (GRN) and local area traffic management and parking plans. The role will contribute to collaboration with our partners and will assist in the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the GRN and the management of Games venue impact on our residents and businesses.

What will you be doing?

  • Prepare, process and audit traffic regulation notices and related statutory notices under relevant sections of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Games Act
  • Ensure traffic regulation notices are consistent, accurate, legally robust and enforceable
  • Provide professional advice to colleagues and transport partners on technical and statutory matters
  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with Local Traffic and Highway Authorities and ensure good dialogue with designated Enforcement Officers
  • Attend meetings as appropriate in respect of traffic regulation order matters associated with the Games
  • Support the operational delivery of traffic regulation notices in line with traffic engineering and network management solutions at Games-time
  • Assist with the preparation of informal consultation and publicity material relating to traffic regulation notices through TfWM, Local Traffic and Highway Authority platforms
  • Work with Local Traffic Authority partners to deliver robust temporary permit schemes

About you

The role will report to a Traffic Regulation Notice SME and so we don’t need you to have any prior knowledge or experience in this area. What’s more important is that you have genuine interest in transport planning and/or network management and that this is demonstrated in your application. Perhaps preparing TRNs is a bolt on to your day job or maybe you have recently completed studies in a transport related subject and would like to add ‘Commonwealth Games Transport Planning’ to your CV. Even if you don’t match with everything here, but believe you have got what it takes to do this job, we want to hear from you.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with all relevant local highway authorities, Highways England and the Police
  • Capable of working in a sensitive political environment, and the ability to manage stakeholders both internal and external
  • Demonstrable ability to work as part of a fast-paced multi-agency team to maintain a safe and reliable highway network
  • Some understanding of the legal requirements and processes for the regulation of traffic in the UK
  • Some experience in the preparation, publication and evaluation of Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders including statutory consultations would be hugely attractive, but not essential

About WMCA

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.

We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our employees feel they can make a difference and are excited by the growth and the potential to shape the future. As we undergo a period of significant change, our employees are engaging with what is going on and we are encouraging a culture where people feel they can contribute towards improvements.

We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

Additional information

We are designing our organisation of the future and planning a new, flexible approach to the way we use our office space.  This approach will mean most of us working from home some of the time and using our office space to come together to share ideas and learn from each other. We will continue to use digital technology for meetings, collaboration and communications – bringing teams together virtually wherever they’re working, saving time and spending on travel.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance.

We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.

Supporting documents
Role Profile – CWG Traffic Order Officer.pdf