Highway Enforcement Officer
We are looking for a Highway Enforcement Officer to join the Highway Regulation team. The team is responsible for licensing items including scaffolds and skips on the public highway whilst enforcing against all types of highway obstructions and dangers.
About the role
The role requires an inquisitive mind with attention to detail, the successful candidate will be able to deal with various enquiries from negotiating outside seating space for a new restaurant; to authorising the removal of burnt-out abandoned vehicle and attending court as a witness to a breach of the highways act 1980.
The Highway Regulation team controls and licences various items on the public highway, these include skips, scaffolds, hoardings, cranes, outside seating for restaurants, shop displays and Advertising boards. We are also responsible for dealing with any obstructions to the public highway including abandoned cars and bikes, overhanging vegetation and building materials. The role is very varied, officers spend 75% of their day out of the office in all weathers carrying out inspections and investigations. Whilst we mainly deal with items on the public highway, we also investigate abandoned vehicles on open land, this can include parks and green spaces so sometimes requires the ability to walk over rough terrain in woods for example.
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact David Fisher - Highway Regulation Manager on 01273 292065.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
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