West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Senior Technician (Records and Licenses)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £27,803 to £33,945 per annum (Grade G)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
06/08/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Have you ever considered a career in Highways, specialising in Asset Management and Records? Would you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and like to gain an academic qualification, whilst being paid? If so, West Berkshire Council has an exciting opportunity for you to join our Transport and Countryside Service as a Senior Technician.

If you enjoy a combination of desk-based work with some requirement for outside working, enjoy using mapping for studying and displaying data, are comfortable talking to people and have a practical mind, then working as a Senior Technician in our Highway Asset Management team is the role for you.

In helping to maintain our public highways and our highways asset database, you would be assisting with a wide variety of tasks including:

  • Determining the limits of highway land using desk-based assessments and on-site inspections.
  • Assisting colleagues within the Highways Asset Management team, as well as the wider Council, with what we are responsible for maintaining as a local highway authority.
  • Responding to highway search enquiries from the general public on all matters relating to highway boundaries and adoption status.
  • Managing and updating the Councils database of highways assets including highway boundaries, adoption records and other Council owned highway assets using GIS.
  • Assessing, issuing, and recording various Highways Act licences and consents.

You don't necessarily need to have any previous highways experience, as we will provide you with excellent training and development to help you succeed. You will also need a full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle in order to fulfil this role.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To learn more about the role, please contact Robin Mann, Principal Engineer (Road Condition and Licencing), on 01635 519842 or email Robin.Mann@westberks.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a positive impact in our local community. Apply now to be part of our dedicated and forward-thinking team

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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