Local Highways Manager

Location
Lincolnshire
Salary
£43,622 - £50,430
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
01 Sep 2019
Ref
9420
Job role
Manager
Contract Type
Full time

Lincolnshire County Council is looking to recruit a Local Highways Manager, a key managerial role within our Highways Services Team, responsible for the planning and delivery of local team functions in one of the four highways areas on behalf of the County Council as a Highways Authority.

About the Team

Lincolnshire County Council's Local Highways Management team provide a front-line service and essential maintenance to one of the biggest highways networks in the country. There are four Local Highways 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. LCC is recognised as a leading light in the Highways Sector, becoming one of the first 2 "Band 3" authorities in the country in the Department for Transport incentivised funding, as well as recently winning the Highways Management award at the MJ awards.

About the Role

The post holder will identify and prioritise Highways maintenance schemes in their area, reviewing and allocating the best use of available resources, now and for the future, in a creative and sustainable way. They will be responsible for the overall response to Highways-related emergency events within an area, co-ordinating the production and prioritisation of pragmatic and holistic solutions.

Through developing and maintaining strong, positive relationships with local communities, Elected Members and stakeholders across all service areas, the post holder will contribute to a conscientious culture of proactive, future-focused service delivery that is accountable and engaging to our customers. This is an exciting opportunity to inspire positive change in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding.

About You

We are seeking someone who combines excellent technical knowledge with a dedication to the customer; driven by data and evidence to take ownership of one of the most important functions in the county. With a passion for customer care, brilliant communicational skills and an understanding of issues affecting Highways Services, you will be able to play a key role in the delivery of essential services in Lincolnshire.

About us

We are one of the largest county councils in the UK. We lead the way in many of our service areas from Children's Services to Highways. Our environment is supportive and we are ambitious for both the people who work here and the residents of the county.

Steeped in history and brimming with life, Lincolnshire’s historic market towns, vibrant coastal tourism and areas of outstanding natural beauty make it the perfect place for your next career move. Working with us, you can enjoy a flexible working pattern, generous annual leave on top of public and bank holidays, a cycle to work scheme, contract car hire scheme, flexible working hours, family friendly policies and an excellent pension scheme. Relocation expenses are also available for this role.

We recommend reading the employee benefits brochure before submitting an application.

Please note that this vacancy is a CV-based application.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 11th September. Owing limitations for wider interview availability, it is essential at point of application to notify us if you are unable to make the advertised interview date, providing your nearest alternative availability. We will do our best to accommodate alternative interview arrangements, however regret that we cannot guarantee availability owing limited availability of the interviewing staff.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact County Highways Manager Richard Fenwick on richard.fenwick@lincolnshire.gov.uk

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.