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Local Highways Manager

Employer
Lincolnshire County Council
Location
Lincolnshire
Salary
£49,498 - £56,769
Closing date
22 Aug 2024

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Job role
Manager
Contract Type
Full time

Lincolnshire County Council is an ambitious and progressive organisation that strives to provide a modern and responsive public service to the residents of Lincolnshire.

We have 4 Local Highways Managers covering North, South, East and West of Lincolnshire and have an exciting opportunity for an additional position to work across these geographical boundaries to manage teams, liaise with stakeholders across the County and work on projects that span geographical and internal team boundaries.

Are you are a highly motivated leader with the skills, experience, and knowledge to get stuck into this exciting new role?

Our highways infrastructure is seen as high priority by our elected members, as it supports the local economy, provides access to jobs and services, and enables thousands of visitors to experience our beautiful coast and countryside.

Our Local Highways teams are at the front line of ensuring that the highway network is safe with inspections and safety repairs as well as responding to reports made by the public. They deal with issues ranging from potholes, vegetation, road markings and sign repairs through to drainage, reacting to weather events, emergency planning and badgers!

A typical week for a Local Highways Manager might consist of:

  • Meeting your whole team monthly at a local office for an in-person team meeting.
  • Weekly virtual meetings with your team and with the contractor in relation to different work streams.
  • Meeting elected members and the general public on site.
  • Virtual and in-person attendance across the County for working groups to look at how the service can achieve continuous improvement.

 

We recognise that individual needs differ and you will be supported to achieve the best mix for yourself to achieve agreed outcomes, and we closely monitor individuals’ workloads and progress, to ensure a work life balance is achieved.

You will need excellent customer service skills so that you can resolve issues for the communities that we work for, self-motivation and some serious prioritisation and organisational skills to manage a varied, challenging and always interesting workload. We use Microsoft packages for communicating and sharing information and holding meetings and you will be involved with continuing to develop the use of these to improve the work of our teams to ensure they are efficient and effective.

We have a flexible approach to working patterns and will base you at the office nearest your home location to avoid unnecessary travel, but you will need a valid UK driving license and access to a vehicle to enable you to be mobile across the County.  We also work remotely and hold a lot of meetings virtually.

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found here: Rewards and benefits – Lincolnshire County Council

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to  www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications will close on 22/07/24 and interviews will take place face to face WC 05/08/24

For an informal discussion about the role please contact

Kyra Nettle – kyra.nettle@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Best of luck with your application

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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