Network Coordination Assistant

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£19,650 - £20,043
22 Jun 2022
01 Jul 2022
Job role
Officer, Operative
Contract Type
Full time

This post requires a Basic Criminal Record Check 

Prospective employees will be required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time living abroad.

This role is defined as a safety critical role within the Drug & Alcohol Testing Procedure.  You must therefore be willing to comply in accordance with this procedure.

Pensions Regulations have provisions to reduce pension payments in certain circumstances of those who return to work within local government service.  If you are in receipt of a pension upon commencing employment with the authority, this may affect your pension entitlements and you should therefore seek advice from the relevant Pensions Authority.

About the Post:

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Network Management team within the Highways service, supporting Barnsley Council’s Streetworks function.  The Streetworks team plays an important role in keeping Barnsley moving by coordinating works in the highway and minimising disruption to highway users.  You’ll contribute to this by working with colleagues across the service, along with utility companies and other stakeholders.

Your duties will include issuing highways licences, ensuring financial records are up to date, processing invoices and purchase orders, arranging meetings, taking minutes and answering customer queries.  You’ll need to be a good communicator with great customer service skills. You’ll also need to be familiar with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Teams.  You’ll also need to use specialist highway management software but we’ll give you full training on this.

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.  The Highways service is key to delivering Barnsley’s growth and future prosperity.

If you have any queries or you would like to learn more about the role then please contact David Sharp at

Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

 Job Profile: Network Coordination Assistant Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile:  Exposure Profile.pdf

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We welcome the opportunity to have a chat about the role and are happy to address any questions you may have about flexible working arrangements, including as a result of caring responsibilities.

Barnsley Council is passionate about Equal Opportunities and Flexible Working. We're committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of our work and welcome candidates with a broad diversity of talent. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here for more information.

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