Highways Liaison Officer

Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£29,636 - £33,799
Posted
11 Aug 2020
Closes
04 Sep 2020
Ref
JE1044
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

MK is growing and so are we!

We’re looking for talented individuals to be part of our expanding team working on everything from local schemes to large £multi-million projects. We have a variety of roles available now covering a wide range of skills and experience within the highways sector. ​

So, if you are looking for a new challenge and want to be part of our growing team get in touch to find out more or apply. ​

No agencies, please.

About us

Milton Keynes is a place of opportunity.

The city is expanding through housing and industrial development and with our ‘can do’ attitude we embrace innovation and technologies such as the e-scooters, driverless pods and cars, delivery robots and rapid transit systems.

The Council’s Highways team is a key part of this development.

Our Scheme teams work closely with developers in the new areas of the city and our Asset team are always looking at how we can apply new techniques and technology to maintain our roads, the unique redway network and other assets. We’re also involved in big events that come to MK like the Rugby World Cup and Women’s UEFA!

The opportunities to grow and learn as an individual and a professional are here. We support and develop our Highways team to be the best they can be, whether it’s training opportunities or getting involved in different projects to get the right experience.

If you want to know more why not have a chat with us or better still, see what our own employees say about working in Highways in MK on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MiltonKeynesCouncil

The role

We are looking for a Highways Liaison Officer to join our Communications and Liaison Team.

You will be a point of contact for the public, local councillors, parish council and other organisations for information about highways schemes, projects and programmes.

You’ll also help plan and communication our messages about key projects, assisting the Highways Communications Manager to target areas where more engagement is needed. We also help with public consultations, attend public events and meetings, create content for our website and social media pages and draft detailed responses to enquiries frequently translating technical information into plain English.

As a team, we help and support our colleagues across Highways specifically but also within the council including Housing, Planning and Transport and we work closely with our customer services team. 

You should be well organised with good communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to interact with a wide range of people from elected members and senior council officers to the public and local parish councils. 

For an informal discussion about this role please call 07775 229665 (Mon-Fri 9am -5pm) or leave a voicemail with your contact details outside these hours and we will call you back.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 4 September 2020.

In return we can offer:

Annual Leave

An initial 27 days holiday per year in addition to statutory and public holidays.

Pension 

Local Government Pension Scheme with 19.7% employer contribution

Health & Wellbeing

Trained Health Champions to signpost and support

Shopping Discounts

Including supermarkets, travel and gym memberships

Work-Life Balance

Flexi time, part time, job share and term time only working options

Training and Support

Access to development courses, coaching, mentoring and support