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Highways Operatives (Lillyhall) x5

Cumberland Council
£26,421 - £27,334
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Highways Maintenance, Streetscene
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Cumberland Council is a dynamic and forward-thinking authority dedicated to enhancing public services, shaping a better future for our communities. Committed to fostering a thriving community, we aspire to develop and maintain excellent services that prioritise the health and well-being of our residents.


Nestled in the heart of a stunning landscape, Cumberland stands as a testament to a picturesque environment that enhances the quality of life for its residents. At the core of our vision is a commitment to people – both within our vibrant communities and among our dedicated staff. Health and well-being are integral to everything we do, underscoring every initiative and ensuring unparalleled support for all residents.


Embark on the journey to a vibrant future with us, where impactful service delivery and active community engagement unfold against the stunning canvas of Cumberland's breathtaking scenery. Together, let's shape a community that's as dynamic and inclusive as our landscape. Be a part of the transformation! #WeAreCumberland


About this opportunity:

We are looking to recruit a Highways Operative to our Highways Service. The right candidate will be hard-working, experienced, and committed, as the service we provide continues to grow and develop, and we are looking for someone who can ensure all work activities are carried out with a focus on performance, safety and quality.


You will be responsible for a wide range of highways maintenance and construction type work, including highway construction, traffic management on single/dual carriageways, ditch clearing, and minor drainage works, and reactive maintenance and emergency call outs. As well as this, there will be the requirement of carrying out on site assessments to solve or design highway related issues, and to carry our grounds maintenance work.You will also provide support Team Leaders in the inspection and repair of the highway network and by responding to service requests.


Who we are looking for:

The successful candidate for this role will be driven, flexible and have a high level of attention to detail, ensuring all work is completed to the expected quality. A full UK Driving Licence is essential, as well as experience in a relevant field with the use of plant and equipment associated with the role. This is a customer focused service, so personal conduct is key, as is good levels of communication.


We are also looking for someone who can adapt well to the demands of the service, who can travel throughout Cumbria and surrounding areas, and is willing to take part in winter maintenance function or other out of hour’s functions.


What can we offer you:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 25-31 days holiday each year plus bank holiday allowance
  • Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements to help with work/life balance
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme with defined benefit plans securing your future
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Money off your local gym including Better, Newfield Health, The Gym Group and Lifestyle Fitness
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eye Test Voucher
  • 20% off a Vodafone mobile phone contract for you and up to 5 family and friends
  • Various discount schemes including RAC roadside recovery discount and money off local supportive businesses
  • Employee assistance programme including free counselling through Able Futures
  • Thriving and inclusive workplace culture commitment throughout all service

Please read the supporting information:

Click here for Post Specification

Click here for Role Profile

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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