Air Quality Legislation and Enforcement Policy Lead

Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, with a budget of around £2 billion per year. Transport is a vital feature of the Scottish Government's focus on increasing sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have major impacts on the economy, people, and the environment.

Transport Scotland is starting a period of transition, with the completion of a number of major infrastructure projects and a greater emphasis on the promotion of air quality, active travel, accessibility, and the development of the low carbon economy. This is underpinned by the development of a new National Transport Strategy covering Scotland’s transport needs and priorities for the next 20 years. The recent Programme for Government and the agency’s corporate plan set out a range of associated activities.

In this post, you will lead the Low Emission Zones (LEZ) policy development of the Transport Bill legislation and will lead on the consideration, design and implementation of an enforcement regime for LEZs which will require to be enshrined in legislation. This policy area is a key deliverable from the Programme for Government with particular interest across a number of ministerial portfolios and from the First Minister. As such, this post is supporting the delivery of a high profile policy commitment. LEZs are considered to be a key mitigation option to improve air quality in some of Scotland’s largest cities.

Salary range

£35,269-£42,643* (pro rata for part time).

Closing date

Sunday 13 May at midnight.