We are looking to recruit a new Highways Operative to our Highways Service. The right candidate will be hard-working experienced and committed as the service we provide continues to grow and develop and we are looking for someone who can ensure all work activities are carried out with a focus on performance safety and quality.
You will be responsible for a wide range of highways maintenance and construction type work including highway construction traffic management on single/dual carriageways ditch clearing and minor drainage works and reactive maintenance and emergency call outs.
As well as this there will be the requirement of carrying out on site assessments to solve or design highway related issues and to carry our grounds maintenance work. You will also be required to conduct Out of Hours duties in response to adverse weather and incidents on the highways.
The successful candidate for this role will be driven flexible and have a high level of attention to detail ensuring all work is completed to the expected quality. 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.
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
- Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
- Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
- Competitive rates of pay
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.
As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
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