Operations Manager - Highways

£31,401- £34,106
24 Aug 2018
19 Sep 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is our motto! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.

Who you are… Organised and motivated, you will be able to bring your wealth of technical knowledge and understanding of how an effective Highways team runs to ensure our county’s public highways are maintained in a safe and serviceable condition at all times.

You are confident, professional and assertive, you will use your knowledge and experience to prioritise and meet deadlines, and to challenge partner organisations appropriately when necessary. With a commitment to the maintainance of high standards, you will be able to support the team to ensure this continues.

What we need from you… Excellent customer service and communication skills that are role modelled to the team on a daily basis when dealing with our customers and partners. Taking an analytical approach to problem solving you will be able to ensure that we meet all of our statutory obligations and works are carried out safely with the minimum disruption to the County’s road users. Previous experience of managing the day to day operations, including budget monitoring, health and safety whilst applying and working within the relevant legislation, will be key. Good IT skills with the ability to use a variety of software packages will also be required, as is an understanding of contract management.

What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we really want to hear from you…

What to do now… Please visit our website for a full Job Description. For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Neil Tomlinson, Senior Highways Manager on 01572 758342 or email: ntomlinson@rutland.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications is the 19th September 2018 with an interview date to be confirmed.

To apply: visit www.rutland.gov.uk to apply, alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: recruitment@rutland.gov.uk or call 01527 722 577.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.