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Highway Inspector

Staffordshire County Council
£31,364 - £35,745
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

Our Highway Inspection team ensures that we comply with our duty to maintain the highway through inspection and defect identification in accordance with the Highways Act 1980. By complying with our duty we ensure that the highway is safe for highway users.

Main Responsibility

Working closely with the Inspection Manager, other Highway Inspectors and other teams across the authority you'll ensure we deliver a good service for stakeholders in accordance with our policies and procedures and to comply with our duties under the Highways Act.

You will:

  • Undertake driven, walked or cycled inspections
  • Receive, prioritise, investigate and answer queries relating to the service including enforcement actions
  • Represent the council in respect of claims against the authority including attending court
  • Manage your individual workload to ensure required inspections and enquiries are completed within the relevant timescales

The Ideal Candidate

You should:

  • possess excellent inter-personal and customer service skills,
  • be able to deal with a range of issues and conflicting demands whilst adhering to relevant legislation
  • be able to deliver to tight deadlines and keeping calm under pressure.
  •  demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ attitude. 

What you’ll have:

  • Hold or be willing to train to acquire relevant accreditation – Highway Safety Inspectors Training (IHE approved syllabus), NRSWA Supervisors card and LANTRA 12D (M7)
  • Previous experience of highway maintenance on undertaking safety inspections.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams, SharePoint and safety inspection systems such as CONFIRM.
  • Awareness of relevant legislation and codes of practice such as Highways Act 1980 and Well Managed Highway Infrastructure
  • Full clean UK driving licence.

For an informal chat about this role, contact Ed Dawson via email at

The recruitment for this position is ongoing and so we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


Company info
01785 223121
County Buildings
Martin Street

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