Graduate Business Support Officer (walking and cycling) with Hitrans




Location: Inverness
£10 per hour
25 hours per week (spread across 3 - 5 days depending on candidate preference*) for 6 months. 
Ideal start date: 18 January 2016


HITRANS is the statutory regional transport partnership covering Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Orkney, Highland, Moray and most of the Argyll and Bute area.

HITRANS work with local authorities, the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, HIE, transport operators and other stakeholders to improve transport services and infrastructure in the north of Scotland and on routes to the Highlands and Islands. 

The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) is seeking an enthusiastic graduate to join their team as a Business Support Officer. Working with HITRANS officers, the successful intern will have an opportunity to work on the following key tasks which will help develop a range of skills in the work environment:

The Intern appointed to work with HITRANS officers will have an opportunity to work on the following key tasks which will help develop a range of skills in the work environment:

• Project administration and budget co-ordination
• Stakeholder engagement, including local authorities, Sustrans and other key walking and cycling organisations.
• Project management for walking and cycling (active travel) projects
• Support HITRANS work in developing EU funding opportunities.
• Qualitative and quantitative research skills will be honed by working with officers to evaluate the public transport information projects in which HITRANS is involved.
• Evaluation and monitoring of work funded by HITRANS through Sustrans partnership, EU / ERDF and Research & Strategy Development Programme.

*there may be scope to extend this working week 



This post would ideally suit a graduate with a background in business and/or management, or those from a Sustainable development/ Environmental Management/ Transport Planning background. 

You will be skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research and have strong evaluation skills. The ideal candidate will be organised and able to manage their own time effectively to meet deadlines. You will have a strong work ethic, good time keeping and demonstrate excellent attention to detail. 

You should be IT literate with a proficiency in Microsoft Office packages, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will be an accurate and confident communicator who thrives both in a team environment and working on their own. A personal interest in cycling and walking would be an advantage but is not a requirement of the post holder.



Closing date for applications is 4 January 2016, 12 noon

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date.  State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated. 

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.




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