Head of Highway Asset Management

Vacancy ID: 008463
Salary: £47,494 – £51,115 Annually
Closing Date: 28/02/2018

Benefits & Grade
Grade T

Contract Details

Contract Hours
37 hours per week

Interview Date
Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 19 March 2018

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified by telephone no later than 09 March 2018. Please ensure you provide a suitable contact number on your application form.

Job Description
In the North East of England and part of the wider Tees Valley sub-region, Darlington is a world class location that offers a great place to live and work.

Darlington’s strategy for growth is based on capitalising on our outstanding assets of excellent transport links, a highly qualified local workforce, high achieving schools, good quality residential areas and a fantastic quality of life.

You will play a pivotal role in the growth strategy by leading on the development of the service and being responsible for building on highway asset management strategies and policies, through to the successful delivery of comprehensive programmes.

In this role you will be responsible for a wide range of services that include; Highways and Footways, Street Lighting, Bridges and Structures, Public Rights of Way and the associated Highway Authority functions. You will also be responsible for the Civil Engineering and Street Lighting direct labour services and the projects they deliver across the Council.

We are looking for an experienced, customer focussed person who has the skills, knowledge and proven credibility to build relationships with key stakeholders and organisations across the Tees Valley and beyond.

This role provides an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a very successful transport team who are keen to explore innovative and commercial opportunities that would complement the growth strategy.

Your reward for working at the Council goes beyond the salary you receive. Lots of the benefits are in our employment terms and conditions, such as 31 days annual leave, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave payments, to name but a few.

In addition to these we are committed to providing a wide range of other benefits, such as:

  • Additional leave purchase scheme
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme in partnership with Halfords
  • Access to Occupational Health, physiotherapy and counselling services
  • Reduced membership to the Dolphin Centre’s Fit for Life Package

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Further details about Darlington Borough Council and the Highways Service are available in the Additional Information document.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Dave Winstanley, Assistant Director – Transport and Capital Projects, on 01325 406618.

An online application form and further information are available from www.darlington.gov.uk/job-vacancies. Alternatively, you can contact Xentrall Recruitment Services, Tel: (01642) 526992 or email: recruitment@xentrall.org.uk