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Assistant Streetworks and Permitting Officer

Lincolnshire County Council
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
£21,269 - £23,953
Closing date
18 Jul 2022

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Do you want to make a difference to how Street Works are managed within Lincolnshire? Are you an ambitious, diligent, hardworking individual with a passion for customer care, and excellent communication skills? Do you want to make travelling in Lincolnshire a more pleasant experience? Then join Lincolnshire County Council to help ease traffic congestion and improve the quality of road reinstatements.

About the Role

We are currently looking for an individual who can ensure the efficient use of the Lincolnshire Highway Network by coordinating, inspecting and enforcing works on the highway.

The role involves

  • Administrative support to Street Works Officers in the team.
  • Data entry of information into our IT systems.
  • Assisting with the coordination of highway works under the Lincolnshire Permit Scheme.
  • Inspection of highway construction sites to ensure compliance with NRSWA legislation and the Permit Scheme.
  • Customer liaison with our internal engineering teams and external utilities.

This is a full time, entry level position in the Street Works and Permitting Team within the Highways department and training will be given to accomplish all tasks required by the role.

Lincolnshire County Council always seeks to take a proactive and positive approach to coordinating and inspecting works on the highway. Our commitment is to ensure the efficient use of the highway network within Lincolnshire for the benefit of the community, the economy and the 'Place' of Lincolnshire as an excellent area to live, work and visit.

About You

It is essential that you hold an ONC/BTEC or A levels or a NRSWA Supervisors qualifications AND demonstrable level of knowledge and skill suitable for the role. Candidates with relevant experience, a professional work ethic and good interpersonal skills will also be considered. Familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office and the use of other Information Technology is essential.

Are you an individual who can successfully assist keeping traffic flowing within the greater Lincoln area? You will be able to communicate with stakeholders effectively and to build collaborative relationships to work towards the corporate vision of achieving more than we can on our own.

Above all else you need to have a positive "can do" attitude and be passionate about ensuring the Lincolnshire Highways Network delivers for the residents and road users of the county.

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
  • Civil service sports council membership
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 28 days plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Dave Underwood at   

Applications Close on 18/07/2022 and interviews will be held on or after 27/07/2022.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

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 talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal 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.

Fluency Duty

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.

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