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Maintenance Chargehand ( 3 Posts)

Derbyshire County Council
Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

At Derbyshire County Council, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our residents by maintaining safe and efficient highways throughout the region. As a local authority, we take pride in our commitment to delivering top-quality construction services while prioritising public safety and community well-being. Join our team and become a vital part of our mission to build and maintain the infrastructure that supports our vibrant communities across Derbyshire.

Role Overview:

As a Maintenance Chargehand, you will lead a team responsible for highway and related construction sites. Your primary focus will be on reactive maintenance activities, ensuring adherence to performance and quality standards while fostering positive relationships with the public. You will also play a crucial role in emergency response services and winter maintenance operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership: Supervise and manage a team, providing guidance and support to ensure efficient workflow and adherence to safety protocols.

Maintenance Management: Organise and manage reactive maintenance work, handling highway-related emergencies competently and safely.

Quality Assurance: Ensure work meets specification and quality standards, conducting necessary checks and assessments.

Safety Compliance: Uphold Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, implementing safe systems of work and site safety measures.

Traffic Control: Plan and implement traffic control measures to minimise disruptions and ensure safe traffic flow.

Resource Optimisation: Assess site conditions to determine optimal construction techniques and resource utilisation.

Training and Development: Train and mentor staff, supporting qualification training and skill development.

Emergency Response: Participate in emergency response services and Adverse weather operations on a mandatory rota basis.


  • In-depth knowledge of statutory regulations including the Highways Act and Health and Safety legislation.
  • Proficiency in road traffic regulations, EU, and UK driver regulations.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role within highway construction or maintenance.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal hours as required for emergency response and winter maintenance.


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Opportunities for career advancement and training
  • Employee assistance program

Join our team and make a meaningful impact on the infrastructure of Derbyshire while advancing your career in construction services.

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 4 March 2024

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here

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