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Lane Rental Team Manager

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: EIE00881
  • Published: Fri 07/01/2022, 2:41 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 28/01/2022, 2:41 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40876 - £43857 per annum + pension, flexible working
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Based in Chichester, Based in Crawley, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Hampshire, West Sussex

About Us

Making sure the road network operates as smoothly and efficiently as possible is a key service for WSCC. We know that activities that can disrupt those travelling in the county must take place on our roads. That could be because an improvement is being built, a utility company needs to maintain their services, a developer needs to create a new junction, or an event is happening. Whatever it is, it's important that these works are properly planned, managed, and carried out in a way that creates the least impact on other road users. This vital work is carried out by our Network Management team. So, if the thought of making sure people can get around without being confronted by delays appeals then we want to talk to you.

For more information about West Sussex County Council, please visit our WSCC About Us page.

About The Job

Salary: £40,876 - £43,857 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week, flexible working available
Location: Durban House, Bognor Regis
Interview Date: 03 and 04 February 2022

As the Lane Rental Team Manager will need to ensure effective operation of the Lane Rental service through the management of a team of specialist coordination officers including senior and site-based staff responsible for day-to-day negotiation with works promoters. You will operate as the principal professional regarding the Lane Rental team. This will include the performance management of the Lane Rental service together with ensuring the necessary yearly reports are produced and shared.

As the successful post holder, you will be responsible for ensuring the co-ordination, planning and delivery of the agreed activities and objectives of the team whilst leading the development and shape of the future service provision. You will also be expected to build and maintain relationships and influence activities including working across and outside of the organisation.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  1. Ability to make sound pragmatic problem-solving decisions, which will have a wider service impact. Able to analyse and make judgements based on understanding of principles. Able to challenge existing practices and identify innovative solutions within the required framework.
  2. Ability to provide comprehensive professional advice and support within the service specialism, including tackling difficult problems of a technical, professional, resource or people related nature.
  3. Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence actions by others and negotiate effective business solutions.
  4. Ability to set timescales and review effectiveness of service delivery.
  5. Effective people management and performance management skills and the ability to provide direction and support to individuals and teams.
  6. Ability to apply project management principles and practices.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Degree level qualification in Street Works or Highways Industry, for example Engineering Construction or Design Engineering, or equivalent level of significant experience demonstrating applied application of the above levels of knowledge in a relevant setting.
  • Relevant chartered status of a relevant professional body at Member or Fellow status, or equivalent high-level experience of involved practices.
  • Experience of supporting initiatives in a political environment.
  • Authoritative, applied knowledge of street works / highways, including technical theories and related principles, and detailed knowledge of related practices & procedures.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering or co-ordinating a quality customer focused service to others in the street works industry.
  • Significant post qualification experience in dealing with significant and diverse issues.
  • Experience of managing / leading staff to tight deadlines and set legislation.
  • Experience of managing a small budget and/or contributing to financially related decisions on larger spends.

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

Including 29 days annual leave, you will have access to a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is EIE00881.

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Jeff Elliot (Highway Network & Traffic Manager) at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .

To apply, please follow the links below upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to referencing and a health check.

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: EIE00881
  • Published: Fri 07/01/2022, 2:41 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 28/01/2022, 2:41 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40876 - £43857 per annum + pension, flexible working
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Based in Chichester, Based in Crawley, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Hampshire, West Sussex

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