Principal Officer (Policy and Road Safety) - MID03273

Midlothian Council

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Job Vacancy


The post of ‘Principal Officer Transport Policy and Road Safety’ will deliver an effective road safety and transport planning service including accident investigation, proposing road safety designs, analysing accident data and other transport information. The post will involve preparing council reports, answering resident’s communications and VIP correspondence and preparation of traffic regulation orders. In addition an annual programme for road safety expenditure will be prepared and monitored. The post holder may be required to attend public meetings, community councils and parent council meetings on occasion. 


A degree in transport planning, civil engineering, or a related, acceptable discipline.

Incorporated Engineer status or a professional post graduate qualification in an acceptable, equivalent area.

Significant experience within a local authority transport planning environment, with demonstrable experience of the use of statistics, report writing and IT in a transport planning role.

Experience of staff management, IT systems used in an office environment, overseeing road safety audits within RoSPA guidelines, and knowledge of traffic modelling and quality assurance systems.


A recognised administrative or management qualification.

Registration as a Chartered Engineer.

RoSPA Road Safety Audit Certificate of Competence.

CLOSING DATE - 28 February 2020

INTERVIEW DATE - 13 March 2020


Job Advert

Position Title: Principal Officer (Policy and Road Safety)

Position Number: Q511

Directorate: Place

Location: Midlothian House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 21.60

Working Pattern: Flexible

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 21.60 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £23,251.82 per annum.



Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. 

Additional Information

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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