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Senior Manager - Highways and Environment

Cheshire West & Chester
Chester, Ellesmere Port, Winsford
£56,593 - £62,792
Closing date
26 Jun 2022
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This is a brand-new role developed out of our vision for the future of the recently established Transport and Highways directorate.

This is a real opportunity to play your part in leading, developing and managing the activities of the Council's Contract and Environmental Services teams.  We are committed to providing an efficient and effective service to all based on a customer centric approach and always striving to continuously improve. We have a strong ambition to be the best and are revisiting the vision of the service, to clearly identify how it will deliver against the Council's ambition of building stronger, fairer and greener communities for all.

This role will pay a significant part in ensuring that the service responds effectively to the needs of local communities and other stakeholder sectors; communication with internal and external stakeholder is key. You will also play an active part on the development of a new target operating model for the Highways service, which will be focused around high performing customer service focused delivery teams, with clear performance targets.  This will include our new Term Maintenance Contract, which is currently being prepared for tender.  You will have the opportunity to shape this contract, and lead on its delivery and performance management, providing a continuously improving, value for money service.

Organisation - Cheshire West and Chester Council

Partner Organisation - Cheshire West and Chester Council

Location - Chester, Ellesmere Port, Winsford

Job Category - Highways and Transport

Grade - CWAC JNC - Grade 14

Salary Min - £56,593 per annum

Salary Max - £62,792 per annum

Hours per week - 37

Weeks per year -52.143

Employment Type - Permanent

Closing Date - 26/06/2022

Ref No - W1975


Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

Cheshire West and Chester Council is the North West's fourth largest unitary authority, covering more than 350 square miles with a population of more than 340,000 residents. We are a diverse Borough, encompassing the internationally important historic city of Chester, the industrial powerhouse of Ellesmere Port, the growing mid-Cheshire Towns of Northwich and Winsford, and a patchwork of market towns and rural villages.

We are an ambitious council with a clear forward plan and a strong commitment to talking climate change, securing investment in a truly inclusive economy, addressing health inequalities and deprivation, and enabling our residents, businesses and partners to play their part in shaping the future.

Our highways and transport networks represent the council's largest physical asset and with a road network of approximately 2,300 kilometres (including 3 Roman Roads), the City Walls in Chester and numerous public rights of way we're re-aligning how our infrastructure plays its part in our case for change.

This is an exciting new role and it's a great time to come and join our Council and team who are committed that we will all play our part in building greener, fairer and stronger communities.

To arrange an informal and confidential discussion please contact Jayne Black, Head of Highways, via or 07789 652923

This role is designated as Fully Agile: workers work from a home base with occasional visits to a Council office. In practice, work may be carried out from almost anywhere.

The contractual work location for this role is listed above however you may be required to work from a range of work locations or sites within the Borough and may also be required to work from home, depending on the needs of the service.

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In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

 Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application. 

 If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

 Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please click the Equality Policy for more information.

 Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £9.90 per hour for all contracted hours.

 For any technical enquiries please email Please quote job reference number in all correspondence.

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