Road Safety Officer

  • Job Reference: PLA/0421/30348
  • Date Posted: 8 April 2021
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Website:
  • Location: Oakham, Midlands
  • Salary: £27,741 to £29,577
  • Sector: Education, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Full Time, Contract
  • Duration: 12 months

Job Description

We are looking for a Road Safety Officer with experience in Road Safety Education. This is a varied role working in partnership with internal colleagues; the emergency services; road safety partnerships and the community. Could you help us to ensure Rutland remains one of the country’s safest places to travel? This could be the role for you!


About you:

  • You have experience working in a similar Road Safety Officer role.  Educated to GCSE or equivalent - must include Maths and English at minimum grade A-C. Ideally with an additional qualification in a road safety or transport related field.
  • You have strong knowledge of UK road safety legislation, policy and practices, and an understanding of available traffic calming measures and road safety engineering solutions
  • Able to analyse data to identify trends – ideally with the ability to use and obtain data from Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
  • Confident and able to work under own initiative to develop and deliver road safety awareness campaigns and education programmes


About the role:

  • The Road Safety Officer has responsibility for developing and delivering road safety education programmes along with the preparation of strategic road safety documents and reports.
  • The overarching objective of the post is to help improve road safety within Rutland and to work in partnership to deliver initiatives that will address community safety concerns across our county.

The Road Safety Officer role will primarily be home based, but will require the post holder to attend site/deliver training within the county as and when required.


You may also have experience in areas such as: Sustainable Transport; Education or a Highways/Transport related role.


The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us.


The Road Safety Officer interviews will be held in early May.


Our offer to you:

We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.



To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Heather Caldicott, Transport Strategy Manager on 01572 758205 or email:  



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Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.