Highways Inspector

£23,866- £25,463
24 Aug 2018
19 Sep 2018
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… An enthusiastic and motivated person with experience of highways maintenance, who will ensure the County’s roads are maintained in a safe and serviceable condition. Confident and assertive, you can prioritise appropriately and meet deadlines. You will have a systematic, methodical and disciplined approach when dealing with documentation, in order to maintain the high standards within the team.

What we need from you… The ability to carry out cyclical inspections of the public highway and accurately record the conditions across the County. You will see the repairs process through from the issuing of works orders to contractors to carry out repairs, to supervising them and their working arrangements, including the measurement and certification of works to allow for the payment of invoices in a timely manner. Good communication skills are essential as you will be regularly communicating with residents, elected members and other teams in the council, providing advice on various highways matters. You will also be the first port of call for enquiries and complaints in your area via telephone, letter and email. An Accredited Highways Inspector Qualification would also be advantageous.

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.