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Permit Officer

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£20,444 - £22,129
Closing date
7 Aug 2022
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The key purpose of this post is to support the Network Management Coordination Supervisor in the delivery of the duties contained within the Traffic Management Act 2004, Highways Act 1980 and the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 to keep traffic moving and to minimise disruption.

The post-holder will report to the Network Management Coordination Supervisor and senior officers of the Council on matters relating the Network Management Team.

Specifically this post will be responsible for providing day to day usage of Network Management ICT systems, procedures and operational matters and to provide technical support to colleagues dedicated to ensure activities on the District’s highways are being delivered in accordance with current legislation.

Specifically this post will be responsible for assessing and granting applications to work on or near the highway in close liaison with colleagues from Network Management Team, other Highways colleagues, officers in other service areas, private bodies and statutory undertakers.  The post-holder will also assess applications for Licenced activities such as the placing of skips, scaffold and hoardings on the highway.

The role will ensure compliance of all contractors and internal resources are aligned to current legislation and to the Wakefield Council Permit Scheme as adopted.

The post-holder will assess and input traffic management and control implications on the highway network in the ICT systems and provide advice and instruction following advice from the Network Management Coordinators, Inspectors or managers.

The post will, with the support the Network Management Team, assess and input details of all activities associated with private and public events taking place within the highway on to electronic systems.

The post-holder will receive and respond to enquiries from other colleagues, the public, elected members, other works promoters, event organisers and general road users, using all forms of communication including the Council’s electronic customer service system.

The post-holder will be expected to participate in the highways response to unplanned incidents on the network.

This post will also be responsible for providing day to day technical support to the Network Management Coordination Supervisor and the wider Network Management Team.

The post-holder will be responsible for identifying fees and charges for recovery and provide relevant information and support to ensure the recovery of those fees and charges is achieved.

The post-holder will provide advice and guidance on established internal and external policy/legislation where relevant and support the implementation of identified service improvements/performance within the Network Management Team.

The post will represent Wakefield Metropolitan District Council representing the Network Management profession through all forms of communication.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Carol Brenan.

Tel: 01924 306484


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