Assistant Highways Officer

Lincolnshire County Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Highways Officer to support the Local Highways Management Team with operational, technical and performance matters to ensure the efficient use of the Lincolnshire Highway Network.

Director Area
Job Category
Traffic and Highways
Service Area
Highways Services
Job Location(s)
G5: 20,903 - 23,541
20,903 - 23,541
NG34 7EF
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

About the Team

Lincolnshire County Council's Local Highways Management team provides a front-line service and essential maintenance to one of the biggest highways network in the country. There are four Local Highway Teams covering the North, East, South and West of the county who work in partnership with both internal Operational Asset Management teams and external contractors within the Lincolnshire Highways Alliance. Lincolnshire County Council is recognised as a leading light in the Highways Sector, becoming one of the first 2 "Band 3" authorities in the country in the Department for Transport incentivised funding.

About the Role

You will be part of our Local Highways team, providing assistance and support to Highway Officers and Senior Highway Officers. There will be opportunities to visit sites around the County as part of your day-to-day work and the chance to pull together packages of minor road maintenance works. The role is varied and challenging and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills through training and development to support your progression in the highways sector, including day release for college to obtain qualifications in civil engineering, which the County Council will fund.

Your workload will include highways maintenance, winter maintenance, highways safety inspections, Highway Act enforcement, minor highways and environmental improvements, and public interface on all highways services.

About You

  • You will ideally hold an ONC in an appropriate discipline, or A levels.
  • Streetworks accreditation and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) registration are desirable but not essential.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a basic level of technical knowledge in relation to highways maintenance or similar discipline.
  • You will be flexible and responsive, with good interpersonal skills allowing you to work in a dynamic and diverse team.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to establish positive relationships with officers of the Council, Councillors and external agencies
  • Experience of using IT systems such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint and the ability and drive to learn how to use bespoke asset management systems.
  • You will be required to drive at work on a daily basis therefore a full driving license is essential.

Please note the job location is Sleaford.

About us

We are one of the largest county councils in the UK. We lead the way in many of our service areas from Children's Services to Highways. Our environment is supportive and we are ambitious for both the people who work here and the residents of the county.

Steeped in history and brimming with life, Lincolnshire’s historic market towns, vibrant coastal tourism and areas of outstanding natural beauty make it the perfect place for your next career move. Working with us, you can enjoy a flexible working pattern, generous annual leave on top of public and bank holidays, a cycle to work scheme, contract car hire scheme, family friendly policies and an excellent pension scheme.

We recommend reading the employee benefits brochure before submitting an application.

Interviews will take place W/C 08/02/2021. Owing to limitations for wider interview availability, it is essential at point of application to notify us if you are unable to make the advertised interview date, providing your nearest alternative availability. We will do our best to accommodate alternative interview arrangements, however regret that we cannot guarantee availability owing limited availability of the interviewing staff.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rowan Smith, Local Highways Manager at


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.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

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