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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Leicestershire County Council, Arbor Road, Croft, Leicestershire, LE93GE 


Closing date:07 July 2020 at midnight 

Grade 7 - Field Operative
Salary range: £19,947 - £21,168pa
Two vacancies have become available to work as part of a team that delivers a best value, customer-focussed service throughout Leicestershire and occasionally, surrounding counties. To work flexibly, efficiently and effectively to maintain highways, footpaths and structures in accordance with statutory requirements which includes supporting the delivery of appropriate Traffic Management.
The main duties and responsibilities are to undertake various maintenance works following safe working procedures and using equipment and power tools. The types of work this may include are;-
  • Kerb laying, footway and carriageway construction, excavations, drainage, block paving, slabbing, brickwork to manholes, routine gully emptying, attend to drainage problems, laying bitumen, spreading, levelling and laying of materials to lines and levels, and support on Construction and Surfacing activities

  • Drive/operate specialist plant to perform all highways operations, and use equipment such as saws, compaction equipment etc to meet contractual requirements

  • Carry out daily routine checks and maintenance to appropriate vehicle and plant, complying with relevant legislation (e.g. driver’s hours regulations, European Drivers Regulations, safe loads and weights) to ensure safe and continued use.

  • Use appropriate equipment and procedures to detect and locate underground services to protect operatives and prevent damage to apparatus.

  • Support the delivery of Traffic Management for various operational activities.

Special Factors: The postholder may be required to carry out activities outside of normal working hours, including night, weekends and public holidays, in all weather conditions to meet the needs of the service.
The postholder will be scheduled into a mandatory call-out rota to cover evening, weekend and public holiday emergencies. Exclusion will apply to employees aged under 21.
  • Qualifications - NVQ 2 in Highways Maintenance or similar. Skilled Road-worker Trades Test Assessment, New Roads and Streetworks Act (NRSWA) Qualification (Operative) & Accredited and relevant H&S Training Records and Certification (e.g. NPORS plant operator, Appointed Person, etc). OR demonstrable evidence of the skills and experience as outlined in the job description, together with a commitment to attain the essential qualifications

  • You hold a valid driving licence

  • You have experience of working in a highways or civil engineering environment.

  • You have extensive knowledge of construction specifications, materials, compaction and workmanship requirements and knowledge of safe working practices when using plant and machinery

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Tom Vesty, Tel: 0116 305 0975 Email:                     
Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Tom Vesty (recruiting manager) to discuss what is possible for this role.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Please apply sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.
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