Newcastle upon Tyne

Assistant Director for Transport



Full time

£89,955 - £95,434 plus LGPS pension (pay award pending)

Newcastle is a great City, one that never stands still. An iconic City with a rich heritage but one that also shapes the future of the region. Despite the global economic challenges, we have bold plans and we have already started to deliver them. Our aim is to make our City better than ever.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced strategic transport professional with a proven track record in leading successful transport programmes. The successful applicant will work closely with stakeholders and partners to support the political priorities and improve the transportation experiences for both residents and visitors.

This postholder will be an integral part of the senior Place strategic team informing the future of Newcastle and helping our City thrive as the regional capital of the North East.

Whilst previous and recent experience within Local Government will be an advantage, it is not essential. You will have experience of leading major transport infrastructure programmes and related services and be able to demonstrate a significant track record of developing cleaner and greener transport networks.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic leader, driving through the ambitions we have for our City with determination and resilience. You’ll be passionate about transport innovation, have an engaging and open style and be committed to strengthening partnership working through your excellent communication skills, and avid networking.

You should be able to demonstrate your track record in establishing and sustaining strategic relationships and to balancing the needs of a diverse team - you will lead more than 200 people. If you thrive in a fast-paced dynamic organisation, with the ability to lead and influence at the most senior level, we would love to hear from you.

In return, we can offer you a competitive salary and pension, a generous annual leave allowance, numerous salary sacrifice schemes, flexible and agile working arrangements, professional development opportunities and a rewarding, challenging career.

We strive to be an organisation where equality, diversity and inclusion is part of who we are and how we work and where everybody is treated fairly, with dignity and respect. We are committed to building an inclusive and supportive workplace where everyone can bring their whole self to work and succeed in being their best.

To find out more about the role or arrange an informal discussion with Michelle Percy, Director for the Place Directorate please email

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

The recruitment process will involve two stages, a brief video submission followed by an Elected Members Interview Panel for shortlisted candidates.


Closing date:

31 October 2022

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