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Head of Highways Asset and Local Management Services

Lincolnshire County Council
£67,456 - £72,670
Closing date
31 Jan 2022
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At Lincolnshire Highways we are dedicated to delivering an outstanding service to Lincolnshire residents and roads users. We go all out to work collaboratively with our service providers, whilst creating an inclusive environment where everyone matters and individuals thrive. If you are a dynamic and motivational professional, with extensive experience in delivering a customer focused value for money highway service then we want to hear from you.

About the role

This opportunity is critical to delivering the Local Highways and Asset Management Services across Lincolnshire in accordance with the Highways Act 1980 and the County Council’s policies and procedures.

This is a challenging role, where you will have the opportunity to develop yourself and others, through developing and maintaining strong, positive relationships with colleagues, elected Councilors and partners across all service areas. You will contribute to a conscientious culture of proactive, future-focused service delivery, engaging our customers and modelling accountability.

About the team

You will be an integral member of the Highways Management Team and as such will be valued, supported and will provide support to fellow management team members as we collectively deliver a challenging but rewarding service. 

We are an inclusive team where no one is left isolated, we listen, we share, and we problem solve together. 

About you

We are looking for a vibrant new member of our Highways Management Team. You will ideally be a senior manager with significant experience in a similar environment, skilled in developing effective working relationships to enhance collaborative working both internally and with partners.

Passionate and with the drive to ensure necessary changes are achieved along with continued improvement and development of operational excellence through strategic direction and decision making. 

You will need demonstrate;

  • exceptional communication and negotiation skills
  • a natural ability to engage at all levels
  • professionalism, emotional intelligence and integrity
  • effective motivational leadership and vision setting to staff at all levels
  • a positive attitude to change in order to develop and maintain services in a constantly changing environment
  • significant ability and experience to deliver the duties of this role.

About the opportunity

Along with a competitive salary we are offering;

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Civil service sports council membership
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 28 days plus the option to buy more

 PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Job Description.pdf

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Karen Cassar, Assistant Director Highways via email

Applications Close on 31/01/2022 and interviews will be held on or after W/C-21/02/2022.

Remote Working

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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