Highway Asset Principal (Performance & Information)

Lancashire County Council
Preston, Lancashire (with remote/home working too!)
£44,624 - £48,684
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

We are currently recruiting…

An innovative and engaging Highways Asset Principal to work within the Highways Asset Team in Asset Management at Lancashire County Council.

We're eager to find a compelling and persuasive individual to take advantage of this brand-new opportunity within our Highways Asset Team. It is time to develop and create new strategies for our service, establishing effective changes for the new digital age to drive the service through effective information and performance management.. You will get to grips with the evolution of asset management with a risk-based approach, reviewing and implementing crucial policies and procedures. Managing your team with a strategic perspective, your direction and guidance will lead the way to improve and enhance the service's performance. You will have an objective stance and be tasked with gathering data to perfect processes and ways of working.

What we are looking for…

Passion – you will be passionate about our service and have the desire to see things through from culmination to completion, ensuring all tasks are finalised above expectations – we want to improve the experience of our customers by making sure our systems are fit for purpose and can be utilised with ease so making the most of our assets and resources at all times – you will be involved in benchmarking, drawing from the experience of others to ascertain key developments and improvements – your responsibilities will extend to liaising with other service areas and stakeholders, guaranteeing the asset register is kept up to date and utilised efficiently

Innovative – this is a brand new role concentrating on a new key area of expertise so your focus and drive will be at the forefront of innovation – you will be at the helm of our progression in this new era engaging customers with your plans for growth and improvements – we want you to challenge current business practices and use your negotiation skills to persuade clients to change how they operate for the better, considering ideas, methods and processes that they may not have contemplated previously  – your persistence and determination will allow these new enhancements to take shape, accomplishing a beneficial change for service delivery

Strategic – you'll have a strategic approach and be influential when communicating your ideas to your team and customers – we want you to provide briefing notes and reports to a number of different audiences such as Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport and the Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Board – multi-tasking and remaining flexible are desired attributes to ensure we are responsive to customer reported issues – you will be working to deadlines and need to prioritise your workload efficiently so all tasks are completed in a timely manner

If you are a critical thinker and feel your powers of persuasion are second to none, join us on the journey of transformation for Highways Asset Services.

Why join us…

Benefits: There's fabulous flexibility and the opportunity to create the work life balance you'll love with up to 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 2 additional days at Christmas and then an additional 20 days that can be purchased too – we have a generous public sector pension with shared AVC's available then a benefits package which has everything from dog care to day care, holidays at home or abroad, long service awards, Medicash, support groups, cycle to work schemes and eye tests plus much more. The full list of Lancashire County Council benefits, can be found on our website here

Development: you'll get support and development along the journey – there will be time for supportive reflection and supervision for yourself, opportunities for personal growth and development, multidisciplinary initiatives, mentoring, the opportunity to make a difference, feel valued and achieve the job satisfaction you've always wanted plus all the benefits of working for Lancashire County Council

Inclusivity: we don't have a "one size fits all" idealism, we embrace diversity and that includes around personal and family requirements so appreciate that you'll want to be working from home when you can, your hours may vary or change and for us – delivering successful outcomes is more important than watching the clock

How to apply…

Please ensure you have uploaded and attached your supporting statement to evidence how you meet the criteria for the role. The panel may be unable to shortlist you for interview without this evidence.

Please feel free to contact us for an initial informal and confidential chat:

Paul Binks on 01772 532210 

Closing Date: 17th August 2022                                Interviews: W/C 29th August 2022 (subject to change)

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

Job Description & Person Specification

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: 44624
  • Maximum Salary: 48684
  • Pay Basis: Yearly
  • Schedule Type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 37
  • Closing Date: Aug 17, 2022

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