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Team Leader - Traffic Signals - WMF1159e

Westmorland and Furness Council
Various throughout Cumbria
£42,403 - £43,421
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Job Details

We are excited to offer this permanent opportunity covering the entire area of Westmorland and Furness Council, a large and thriving organisation.

The role manages a small team which is vital in managing the traffic signals assets throughout Westmorland and Furness to reduce congestion and to provide safe crossing points for greatest accessibility. The role will ensure the maintenance of traffic signals and also provide technical advice and support to other teams within the service to monitor and improve performance of the Councils existing traffic signals infrastructure.

The team investigate faults, plan and organise projects with budgets to improve and replace equipment as needed liaising with suppliers and contractors. This includes carrying out activities relating to surveys, design, specification and data collection.

We are looking for a confident communicator who has some management experience to lead and motivate the team. The right candidate will provide technical input and guidance to colleagues. You will be able to work under pressure, and work to deliver improvements within the team. You will also provide advice on the application of legislation, regulation, policy and principles to both internal and external customers of the Council where appropriate. Awareness of construction contracts, traffic signal maintenance activities and national design standards is desirable but training will be given.

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Application and Interview information

Closing date: 7th July 2024

Interview date: w/c 15th July 2024

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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