- Pay Rate:
£18.00 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 4-5 months
- Stafford, Staffordshire,
Temporary Community Highway Officer
Job Ref: Staffordshire 5240554
Pay Rate: £18.00 per hour PAYE
Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
Role Length: This opening assignment is for 4-5 months
City: Stafford, Staffordshire
The Community Highway Officer will support the Community Highway Manager in delivery of a community-based approach to the delivery of the highway service, improving member and community satisfaction.
- Proactive Community Highways team member ensuring consistent work practices in line with approved policies, procedures and the strategic aims of the Council. Delivering a customer focused, modern professional service, challenging work practices as required and playing their part in a healthy and high performing team.
- Actively monitor the performance of those elements of the service for which the post holder is responsible and assist with delivering strategic and political priorities.
- Provide Highways expertise and management of the Council’s duties and activities to successfully deliver large-scale complex programmes ensuring contract compliance, quality and value for money are achieved.
- Contribute to the development and improvement of processes, procedures and quality management systems as appropriate by maintaining an awareness of the external environment in order that best practice can be adopted and developed.
- Maintain an oversight of all related budgets and funding. Seek out and apply for new and alternate funding opportunities to support the further development of member and community initiatives.
- Be committed to continuing professional development and the acquisition of new skills, being prepared to undertake further training as and when required.
- Support the management and implementation of health and safety, environmental and quality management controls to ensure compliance with legislation, Council policies and best practice.
- Provide high quality and effective member support for all highway issues, building trusted relationships and signposting as appropriate.
- Engage with elected members and communities to develop prioritised local programmes of work, identifying and collating priorities against allocated resources and wider work programmes; providing expert advice and guidance on what can be achieved within budgetary, best practice and legislative constraints.
- Assist with the commissioning of local priority delivery, within allocated budgets/resources, exploring a range of funding & delivery options. Ensure commissions are delivered to the required standard in accordance with polices, specifications, H&S requirements, programmes and budgets and that effective reporting, communications and engagement takes place.
- Create and maintain effective internal and external stakeholder, political and public relationships through proactive and reactive engagement, consultation and communication. Represent the County Council at public / local council meetings (working outside normal office hours as necessary).
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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.
Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
- Educated to Level 4 (e.g. HNC, HND or foundation degree) in a relevant discipline or substantial experience in a similar role.
- Significant experience in Highway services.
- A knowledge of highway related legislation.
- Experience of negotiating stakeholder and customer interactions whilst maintaining strong professional relationships.
- Experience of working with parish and district councils, elected members, community groups, businesses and other organisations.
- Experience of working in partnership with various stakeholders including District Councils, community groups and elected Members to support ongoing service delivery.
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.
- Experience of working in a political environment.
- Experience of database interrogation with a significant attention to detail.
- Experience of responding to all channels of correspondence.
Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to influence, negotiate and persuade.
- Inclusive approach to stakeholder engagement and service delivery.
- Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with partners/stakeholders.
- Written, verbal and digital communication skills, with the ability to pitch communications at an appropriate level to the target audience.
- Ability to manage a complex workload, achieving targets and responding flexibly to changing circumstances.
- Analytical skills with good attention to detail.
- Ability to work to budgetary constraints.
- Ability to work on own initiative with a minimum of supervision.
- Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
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