University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Sustainable Transport Officer

United Kingdom

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Sustainable Transport Officer

Estates Services, The Malthouse, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford

Join Our Team as a Sustainable Transport Officer!

Are you passionate about sustainability and eager to make a tangible difference in transport planning? We need someone to join our team as a Sustainable Transport Officer at Oxford University.

About the Role:

As a Sustainable Transport Officer, you'll play a pivotal role in delivering on the transport commitments outlined in our Environmental Sustainability strategy. Reporting to the Sustainable Transport Manager, you'll work collaboratively to support sustainable transport initiatives across our university campus.

As an employer, we value the well-being and development of all our employees. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

• 30 days of annual leave (excluding public holidays)

• Hybrid working arrangements for a healthy work-life balance

• Extensive personal and professional development opportunities

• Supportive childcare services for working parents and guardians

• Generous family leave for pregnancy, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave

• Excellent contributory pension scheme for your financial future

• Salary sacrifice scheme for additional savings

• Subsidised sports centre membership to promote well-being

• Cycle loan scheme to encourage sustainable commuting

• Discounted bus and transit travel

In addition, you will have access to a vibrant community with social groups and sports clubs, fostering an inclusive atmosphere.

Key Responsibilities:

• Act as a central resource and advisory service on all Sustainable Transport matters.

• Liaise with local authorities, transport operators, and stakeholders to promote and coordinate sustainable transport initiatives.

• Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to ensure successful project outcomes.

• Proactively engage with university departments to develop and deliver our Transport Strategy objectives.

• Coordinate awareness campaigns to promote sustainable travel behaviour.

• Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders through various channels.

• Identify and implement physical measures to promote modal shift.

• Develop methods for monitoring the success of the Transport Strategy and produce annual reports.

Selection Criteria: Essential

• Educated to degree level (or other equivalent qualification)

• Knowledge of the UK planning system and local government workings.

• Experienced in the preparation and delivery of Transport Assessments and Travel Plans.

• Good analytical and communication skills.

• Professional demeanor with the ability to build effective relationships.

• Ability to deliver projects within time and budget constraints.

Selection Criteria: Desirable

• Experience with corporate Travel Plans/ Green Travel Plans.

• Strong numerical and communication skills with attention to detail.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents as part of your online application:

• Covering letter/supporting statement

• Curriculum vitae (CV)

• Contact details of two referees (only contacted if you are successful)

Only applications received before 12 pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024 can be considered.

Interviews will hold on the week commencing 4 March 2024

Don't miss this chance to be part of our dedicated team committed to driving sustainable transport solutions at Oxford University.

Contact Person : Adedeji Akinsanya Vacancy ID : 170918 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 28-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected]

Job details


Sustainable Transport Officer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


February 08, 2024

Application deadline

February 28, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Engineering

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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