Employment of Head of Highways Asset and Local Management Services with Lincolnshire County Council

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AT Lincolnshire Motorways we are committed to providing exceptional service to Lincolnshire residents and road users. We strive to work collaboratively with our service providers, while creating an inclusive environment where everyone matters and individuals thrive. If you are a dynamic and driven professional with extensive experience in delivering customer-focused, value-for-money roadside service, we want to hear from you.

About the role

This opportunity is essential to provide the Local highways and asset management services in Lincolnshire in accordance with the Highways Act 1980 and County Council policies and procedures.

This is a challenging role, where you will have the opportunity to develop yourself and others, developing and maintaining strong and positive relationships with colleagues, elected advisors and partners in all areas of service. You will contribute to a conscientious culture of proactive and forward-looking service delivery, engaging our clients and modeling accountability.

About the team

You will be an integral part of the Highway Management Team and as such will be appreciated, supported and provide support to the other members of the leadership team as we collectively provide a challenging yet rewarding service.

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

About you

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

Passionate and driven to ensure necessary changes are achieved as well as continuous improvement and development of operational excellence through strategic direction and decision making.

You will need to 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 for staff at all levels
  • a positive attitude towards change in order to develop and maintain services in an ever-changing environment
  • significant ability and experience to perform the duties of this role.

About the Opportunity

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer;

  • A contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount programs and cycle to work
  • Public Service Sports Council Membership
  • Flexible work policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • An entitlement to annual leave of up to 28 days plus the option to purchase more

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your cover letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the position, as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC job site) and what you think 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, Deputy Director of Highways via email [email protected]

Applications close on 01/31/2022 and interviews will take place on or after W/C-02/21/2022.

Remote work

At present, during the coronavirus restrictions, all of 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 anticipate that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be given a designated contract work base and once the current restrictions are lifted, you will be required to travel to that work base if necessary.

Our technological platform and our equipment are very powerful allowing you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require you to have good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if assistance is needed.

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

All applicants are encouraged to read the attached Employment Information Package before applying.

On occasion, we receive many more applications than expected for certain vacancies and, in such circumstances, we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply quickly for the position to avoid disappointment if the closing date is brought forward.

We operate a talent pool system whereby applicants 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 protecting and promoting the wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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