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Highway Inspector Manager

Staffordshire County Council
Leek, United Kingdom
£42,403 - £46,464
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Highways Maintenance
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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.

You will be working closely with the Highway Inspections Operations Manager, other Inspection Managers and other teams across the authority to ensure we deliver a good service for stakeholders in accordance with Staffordshire County Council policies and procedures and to comply with our duties under the Highways Act.

Main Responsibility

You will:

  • manage, support and mentor the team of Highway Inspectors
  • analyse, interpret and report on inspection data
  • understand technical advice including relevant legislation and codes of practice
  • receive, prioritise, investigate and answer queries relating to the service including enforcement actions
  • audit, monitor and appraise the quality of inspections and the team’s performance.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be able to deal with a range of issues and conflicting demands whilst adhering to relevant legislation and delivering to tight deadlines and keeping calm under pressure.

You should possess excellent inter-personal and customer service skills, be a highly motivated, self-starter with a drive to succeed, demonstrating 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, LANTRA 12D (M7) and relevant management qualification.
  • Previous highway and/or network management/inspection experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams, SharePoint and safety inspection systems such as CONFIRM.
  • Knowledge and understanding 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:

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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