Community Projects Team - ESCC

At East Sussex County Council, we understand that economic growth and local development are all about making the right connections.

We understand that communities want to see a more proactive approach to how we address their concerns. The Road Safety Team fulfils the council’s statutory responsibility by investigating crashes on the county’s roads and works to prevent incidents in the future. We want to be realistic about what can be achieved. And this involves prioritising the reduction of road casualties.

The public highway is one of our most visible responsibilities. We receive thousands of enquiries each year. This vital communication resource benefits everyone from the general public to county councillors and MPs. We make sure every voice is heard and appropriate action is taken efficiently and effectively.

Recently secured funding means we’re able to expand the work we do to deliver a number of small scale local interventions. These will not only address community concerns that are brought to our attention but will enhance the work we’ve already done. We want to lay the foundations for future work and ensure consistent decline in road casualties.

Our work

The additional funding will enable us to develop new roles working within the Road Safety Team. These roles will be responsible for assessing, prioritising, designing, and delivering a range of community focussed initiatives. These may include:

  • Centre islands
  • Dropped kerbs and build-outs
  • Speed limit/village gateways
  • School safety zones
  • Speed limit extensions
  • Traffic signing/management enhancements
  • Vehicle Activated Signs

The Team

The Road Safety Team is responsible for a wide range of services:

  • Identification of crash sites
  • Assessment of safe routes
  • Road Safety Audit
  • Handling enquiries from members of the public, town/parish councils, councillors and MPs on all road safety and traffic management issues
  • Assessing requests for traffic signs and road markings
  • Speed limit assessments
  • Fatal road crash liaison with Sussex Police
  • Active member of the Sussex safer Roads Partnership (SSRP)
  • School Crossing Patrols
  • Road Safety Education (with the SSRP)
  • Driver training
  • Cycle Training including Bikeability training and Wheels for All

The team is made up of highly motivated individuals experienced in their field of expertise who have a desire to deliver a professional service to our communities.


Road Safety Schemes Manager

As a Road Safety Schemes Manager, you’ll lead a small team dedicated to delivering a range of local community-focussed interventions. With substantial managerial experience, you’ll be capable of leading programmes of change and delivery from initial conception to approved implementation and completion. You’ll be organised, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and thrive when dealing with a range of stakeholders. Sound interesting? Click here to find out more.

Senior Road Safety Officer

As a Senior Road Safety Officer, you’ll work closely with the Road Safety Schemes Manager to deliver the necessary and agreed interventions. You’ll have experience delivering a range of road safety and traffic management schemes and be comfortable working to tight deadlines. Self-motivated and organised, you’ll be capable working independently and as part of a dynamic team. You’ll work collaboratively across the team and associated departments and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Sound interesting? Click here to find out more.