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Highways Officer

Oxfordshire County Council
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£24,982 - £27,741 per annum
Closing date
31 Oct 2021

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Environment, Highways, Traffic Management, Transport Planning
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Full time
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Closing date: Sunday 31st October 2021

Interview date: w/c 8th November 2021

Do you want to improve Oxfordshire's highways to make them better for residents, business, and visitors? Can you liaise and engage well with members of the public and councillors?  If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

About us:

The County Council has long recognised the important role that the highway network plays in keeping people and places connected, especially in a rural county such as Oxfordshire. Keeping our highway network in good condition is crucial to support our corporate vision of ‘A Thriving Oxfordshire’. Providing and maintaining the highway network that meets the needs of all is something the County Council is committed to.

The Area Operations Teams leads on ‘first response’ to highway maintenance inspections and operations and ensure the safety to users who use the highway network.

Oxfordshire County Council is looking for Highway Officers to work within the North and South Area Operations Teams covering a specific geographical area with available positions Countywide.

About the role:

As a Highway Officer, you will be you would ideally have a Road Safety Inspection or StreetWorks Inspection background to this role. You will primarily support the Principal Officer to deliver the Highway Inspection of the highway service and operations that are attributed to the post.

You should be educated to at least level 2 NVQ or equivalent in a related discipline, or experience of working in a local government environment. With an appropriate specific technical qualification related to the service such as LANTRA - Highway Safety Inspectors modular qualifications or City and Guides New Roads and Street Works modular qualifications, you will have demonstrable experience, as well as carrying out data collection and analysis.

About you:

We are looking for someone who is organised, has good ICT skills, can multi-task, enjoys a varied and fast paced environment and will strive to provide efficient and first-class customer service.

Rewards and benefits:

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andrew Vidovic, Principal Officer on 07584 262453; or Wayne Barker, Principal Officer on 07747 763860; or Mark Bostock, Principal Officer on 07557 082526.

Application procedure:

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.

If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form.

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.

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