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Street Lighting Operative

Cumbria County Council
£22,571 – £23,484
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Environment, Highways, Streetscene
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Contract Type
Full time
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Are you a great team player, with excellent communication skills?

We are looking for the right candidate to join our team as a Street Lighting Operative. This is a key role, in a team that is responsible for the maintenance and provision of street lighting, illuminated signs and other associated highway power supplies.

Cumbria County Council manages and maintains over 44,500 streetlights across the county, and the ideal person for this role will contribute to the team with a focus on performance, safety and quality.

In this role, your day-to-day activities will involve maintaining and inspecting various street furniture, including lanterns, illuminates signs and bollards etc., as well as the installation of lighting columns, signposts, pedestrian beacons along with other relevant fixtures and apparatus. 

You will also be completing inspections and where necessary, producing basic technical reports; driving vehicles, as well as completing daily vehicle checks and routine maintenance; and taking part in out of hour functions, such as call out and night scouting.

Who we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of working within a street lighting environment, along with experience in a customer-focused service, where personal conduct is key. Essential requirements are a full UK driving licence, and, ideally, LANTRA 1b and G39 Certification.

We are looking for someone who can work well as part of a team, but also has the ability to work with minimum supervision, and who can communicate effectively and professionally with stakeholders.

For more information or an informal chat about this role, please contact Simon Graham on the information below.

Simon Graham
Street Lighting Officer – East

Highways and Transport

Economy and Infrastructure

Cumbria County Council

Dalston Depot

Barras Lane



m:        07825 504 531


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.

Please read the Supporting Information:

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