Lincolnshire County Council would like to know how you feel about potholes! Would you be prepared to get involved and make a difference to the highway users of Lincolnshire? Due to the current post holder progressing quickly through the structure we are offering an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Highways Officer to join the organisation in a front-line team ensuring the safety of the Lincolnshire highway network and delivering an outstanding response to enquiries from members of the public.
About the Team
Lincolnshire County Council's Local Highways Management Team provides a front-line service and essential maintenance to one of the biggest highways networks in the Country. There are four Local Highway Teams covering the North, East, South and West of the county who work in partnership with both internal Operational Asset Management Teams and external contractors within the Lincolnshire Highways Alliance.
About the Role
You will be part of our Local Highways Team, providing assistance and support to Highway Officers and Senior Highway Officers. You will visit sites as part of your day-to-day work and have the chance to pull together packages of minor road maintenance works. The role is varied and challenging and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills through training and development to support your progression in the highways sector, including day release for college to obtain qualifications in civil engineering, which the County Council will fund.
Your workload will include highways maintenance, winter maintenance, highways safety inspections, Highway Act enforcement, minor highways and environmental improvements, and public interface on all highways services.
LCC are proud to offer an agile and flexible approach to working where no two days are the same, working from home and in the local service area commutable to the base of Thurlby near Bourne covering Grantham and the surrounding rural area. It is anticipated you would be visiting the Thurlby base around 2 days per week with the remainder of your working week out in the field and adopting hybrid working from home.
- You will ideally hold an ONC in an appropriate discipline, or A levels.
- Streetworks accreditation and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) registration are desirable but not essential.
- You will be able to demonstrate a basic level of technical knowledge in relation to highways maintenance or similar discipline.
- You will be flexible and responsive, with good interpersonal skills allowing you to work in a dynamic and diverse team.
- Good interpersonal skills and able to establish positive relationships with officers of the Council, Councillors and external agencies
- Experience of using IT systems such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint and the ability and drive to learn how to use bespoke asset management systems.
- You will be required to drive at work on a daily basis therefore a full driving license is essential.
About Our Offer
Along with a competitive salary we are offering:
- A Contributory pension
- Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
- Flexible working policies
- Career progression opportunities
- A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more
Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure
If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply! If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to www.lincolnshire.gov.uk.
Applications Close on 05/02/23 and interviews will be held on or around 13/02/23
If you would like an open and informal discussion regarding this role then please contact:
Rowan Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of luck with your application.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.