Are you a great team player, with excellent communication skills?
We are looking for the right candidates to join our team as Street Lighting Operatives. These are key roles in a team that is responsible for the maintenance and provision of street lighting, illuminated signs and other associated highway power supplies.
Cumbria County Council manages and maintains over 44,500 street lights across the county, and the ideal person for this role will contribute to the team with a focus on performance, safety and quality.
In this role, your day-to-day activities will involve maintaining and inspecting various street furniture, including lanterns, illuminates signs and bollards etc., as well as the installation of lighting columns, signposts, pedestrian beacons along with other relevant fixtures and apparatus.
You will also be completing inspections and where necessary, producing basic technical reports; driving vehicles, as well as completing daily vehicle checks and routine maintenance; and taking part in out of hour functions, such as call out and night scouting.
Who we are looking for:
The ideal candidates will have knowledge of working within a street lighting environment, along with experience in a customer-focused service, where personal conduct is key. Essential requirements are a full UK driving licence, and, ideally, LANTRA 1b and G39 Certification.
We are looking for people who can work well as part of a team, but also have the ability to work with minimum supervision, and who can communicate effectively and professionally with stakeholders.
Closing date: 13/12/2021
Interview date: 13/01/2022
We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.
Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.
What we can offer you
Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:
*Excellent training and development offers
*Flexible working opportunities
*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
*Competitive rates of pay
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.
As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
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