Are you a hard-working and experienced Highways operative, looking for the next step in your career?
We are looking to recruit a Highways Team Leader, to support with the supervision and organisation of teams and ensure that a culture of performance, safety and quality is embedded within the service.
About the role
You will be responsible for a wide range of highways maintenance and construction type work, the right candidate will be supervising a small team, ensuring that they are operating at optimum performance and the outputs of the team meet or exceed targets.
You will also be required to assist the Stewards in the programming and ordering of materials and plant needed by the team to deliver their tasks, always guaranteeing the team is operating safely and adhering to procedures. You will also be required to conduct Out of Hours duties in response to adverse weather and incidents on the highways.
Who we are looking for
The successful candidate for this role will be organised, focused, and have a high level of attention to detail, ensuring all your team completes work to the expected quality. We are looking for someone who has proven experience of motivating and leading staff, who can be positive, dedicated and ensure a culture of teamwork.
A full UK Driving Licence is essential, as well as experience in a relevant field with the use of plant and equipment associated with the role. This is a customer focused service, so personal conduct is key, as is good levels of communication.
We are also looking for someone who can adapt well to the demands of the service, who can travel throughout Cumbria and surrounding areas, and who are willing to take part in winter maintenance function or other out of hours functions.
Closing date: 19/12/2021
Interview date: w/c 03/01/2022
Due to the coronavirus, we are operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.
Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.
What we can offer you
Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:
*Excellent training and development offers
*Flexible working opportunities
*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
*Competitive rates of pay
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
As an equal opportunities employer, Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.
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