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JOB VACANCY: Vision Zero South West Partnership Manager

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Do you want to lead a dedicated regional team that works collaboratively to improve safety across Devon and Cornwall’s roads?  If yes, then an exciting opportunity has come up for a Project Manager role to lead the work of Vision Zero South West (VZSW).  VZSW is a collaborative project between a number of organisations across Devon and Cornwall. The one thing they all share is a commitment to cut the number of deaths and serious injuries in the region to zero. 

The partnership is led by a Board which includes a wide range of experts from all around the South West including senior police and fire officers, leading clinicians, councillors and the police and crime commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. As a partner to VZSW, Cornwall Council is proud to be hosting this role on behalf of this partnership.

As the Project Manager you will leading the VZSW partnership and be responsible for leading the partnerships programme development and delivery.   You will be a forward thinking, proactive, visionary individual that strives for constant improvement and achievement across the partnership-  with the ultimate aim of reducing injury and deaths on the regions roads.   The role holder will lead on developing best practice, engagement activities,  project development and coordintation of the delivery of the VZSW Road Safety Delivery Plans.

The role holder will need to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to liaise appropriately with all levels of staff, service users and other agencies.  A professional approach applying discretion and diplomacy is essential.  The successful applicant will enjoy the challenge of leading and working within a busy team environment, display flexibility and produce good quality, accurate outputs, while often working to deadlines. This role will involve a combination of office/home working and will be directly responsible for the line management of one support (secretariat) role. 

To apply for the role, please visit Vision Zero South West (VZSW) Partnership Manager – Cornwall Council Careers (

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits. 

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

If you are interested in helping to make roads safer, then we would love to hear from you!

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here

Additional Information

  • Interview Dates: Week beginning 3rd may 2022
  • External Closing Date: 11 Apr 2022
  • Advertised Salary Range: £44,560 £53,455 depending on experience
  • Job Type/Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours per week: 37