Street Works Technical Officer

Bexleyheath, London (Greater)
£20,667 - £24.999
21 Jan 2019
05 Feb 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Management Grouping: Place, Communities & Infrastructure

Team: Public Realm/Street Scene Services

Location: Bexleyheath

Salary: £20,667 - £24.999 career grade + Essential Car User Allowance

Contract: Permanent / 36 hours per week

Closing Date: 05/02/2019

Job reference: PCI0000144


The Role

We need a strong team player to assist the departments Street Works Team to operate the London Permit Scheme.  You will be working as part of the Street Works Team to assess and coordinate permits on the highway within the Borough, and this will involve working closely with Street Works Inspectors and Area Teams to ensure the best possible service to all highway users.

The work is varied and interesting, and involves taking pride and ownership of one third of the Borough for the coordination and administration of the London Permit Scheme including; assessment of permit applications, electronic administration of comments, inspections, defects and associated charges, identify and seek resolution of inaccuracies in data and work closely with a Street Works Inspector to ensure that all aspects of relevant legislation are met. You will also play an active role in dealing with emergencies that may affect the highway and the residents of Bexley.

An understanding of the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA), the London Permit Scheme (LoPS) and the Traffic Management Act would be a definite advantage. Experience in coordination or an operational support environment is desirable, although training will be provided. The Council offer excellent training opportunities and have a strong commitment towards personal development, so if you are enthusiastic, committed to succeed and want to progress your career with a forward thinking Council, then look no further.

Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with colleagues, other departments, Utilities and members of the public on a daily basis.

The candidate should have versatile IT skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications as well as being able to adapt to a range of bespoke IT system and databases. You will be required to show initiative and work on your own as well as part of a team.

A minimum of 3 GCSE’s grade C passes should be held including English, Maths, and preferably an IT qualification.  Full UK driving licence and use of own car is essential, without which an applicant cannot be considered.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please call Sophie Cornell  on 020 3045 4670.

What Bexley can offer

  • Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
  • Performance Related Pay
  • 23 days Annual Leave (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

About Bexley

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

We are putting community partnerships at the heart of everything we do.

Your Application

  • Closing Date for your application: 05/02/2019
  • Please visit to find out more and apply.  CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
  • Anticipated Interview date: TBC

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This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

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