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									                                Job Description


Job Title:                Network Manager


Reference:                SUS646


Salary:                   Grade H: £25,649 - £29,143 per annum
                          (dependent on relevant skills and experience)


Hours:                    37.5 per week


Base:                     Cross House, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne


Purpose of Job:
To contribute to Sustrans strategic aims in the North East by increasing levels
of active travel in the North East through the development and maintenance
of walking and cycling infrastructure. This post will work across the entire
region.


Place in Organisation Structure:
The post holder will report to the Regional Director, North East and line
manage the regional maintenance team and the Promotion and Development
Officer.


Key relationships:
Internal:                 Regional Director, North East
                          Maintenance team
                          Promotion and Development Officer
                         Other regional staff
                         Area Managers
                         Rangers and other volunteers
                         Head office staff
                         Railway Paths Limited (RPL)


External:                Local authorities.
                         Public and voluntary stakeholder groups
                         Local cycling and walking groups
                         Landowners, their tenants, land agents and
                         solicitors




Key Responsibilities:
1.    To work with key partner agencies to develop a comprehensive regional
      network of strategic and local cycle routes, including planning, funding,
      physical construction, promotion and marketing. The National Cycle
      Network, Connect 2 and Links to Schools will be a key focus of this
      activity.
2.    To facilitate planning, funding, physical construction, promotion and
      marketing of this network.
3.    To project manage the Connect2 schemes until Spring 2013.
4.    To project manage the DfT Links to Communities Programme.
5.    To support the Tyne and Wear LSTF Links to Schools programme (until
      March 2015) with support and guidance on scheme selection and
      quality control.
6.    To be responsible for maintenance of Sustrans and RPL owned/leased
      land obligations in the North East.
7.    To manage the regional Site Team as well as sub-contractors.
8.    To liaise with local authority partners, and other landholders, to
      highlight and address matters that affect the quality of NCN and other
      regional cycle networks.
9.    To manage the regional maintenance plan and database for Sustrans
      and RPL landholdings in the North East.
10.   To liaise with local volunteer groups, in particular route rangers, with
      regard to inspection, maintenance and workdays on the cycle network
      and to maximise the benefit of their support.
11.   To contribute to the development and revision of individual and joint
      Transport Plans, Rights of Way Improvement Plans and Cycling and
      Walking Strategies.
12.   To work in partnership with local and regional arts officers in
      developing public art projects.
13.   To represent the region on the National Technical Forum.
14.   To support and comply with the organisation's Policy for the
      management of Health and Safety.
15.   To work in accordance with the arrangements described in the
      organisation's health and safety management system including any
      project or department specific requirements.
16.   To be responsible for construction and maintenance (Site Team) Health
      and Safety requirements.
17.   To work with the Promotion and Development Officer to identify and
      implement opportunities for promotion and income generation based
      around the NCN.
18.   To perform any other reasonable tasks necessary for the effective
      operation of the region


Working Conditions:
The postholder will work from Sustrans Office in Newcastle. The work will
involve travel around the whole region - occasional visits to the company’s
Head Office in Bristol will also be required. Some evening and weekend
working will also be required.
Special Note:
This job description does not form part of the contract of employment, but
indicates how that contract should be performed. The job description may be
subject to amendment in the light of experience and in consultation with the
jobholder.




Compiled by:                   Regional Director, North East
Date:                   June 2012
Edition:                1.0
Network Manager, North East (SUS646)
Person Specification:


Criteria          Essential
Qualifications,   Educated to degree level or equivalent
education and
training

Experience        A proven track record in project management and
                  implementation
                  Experience of project monitoring.
                  Budget management experience
                  Experience of successful building and maintaining of
                  partnership relationships
                  Experience of working with community groups
                  Experience of co-ordinating funding bids
                  Experience of managing contracts/contractors
                  Line management experience
                  Experience of public speaking
                  Experience of site / land maintenance health & safety


Skills and        Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
abilities         IT literacy, including GIS and internet research
                  Influencing / negotiation / persuasive skills


Knowledge         A comprehensive understanding of Sustrans work


Other             A strong commitment to the aims of the organisation


Criteria          Desirable

Experience        A background and/or qualification in any one or more of
                  the following disciplines:
                  - land negotiation
- land use and/or transport planning
- civil engineering
- traffic engineering
- structural engineering


Experience of managing engineering/construction
projects
Experience of working with Volunteers
Experience of promotional / marketing activities

								
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