Events resilience recognises the importance of supporting major events, such as COP26 and the UCI 2023 World Finals, reflecting the economic opportunities and showcasing Scotland on the international stage. Events also benefit other key policy areas, such as Climate Change and Active Travel with consequent environmental, public health and equality agendas. Transport is a key enabler in securing the success of such events, and in ensuring that they pass off safely, without incident and with minimum disruption to business as usual traffic and travel. COP26 will be attended by 30,000 delegates daily from over 195 member states with Heads of State attending the High Level Segment, and is likely to be the biggest international summit the UK has hosted. Transport Scotland is experienced in overseeing the delivery of safe and resilient major event transport plans ensuring crossover impacts are identified and mitigated, and supported by robust communications strategies. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead and manage the Transport Scotland Events Resilience Team within the Roads Directorate of Transport Scotland.
The current salary range for this role is £48,930 - £61,006 (pro rata for part time).
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.