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Permit Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/09/2019 23:59
Job Category:
Grounds & Highway Maintenance
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
13 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Permit Officer

Summary of Post

You will process permits for excavation and reinstatement work carried out within or affecting the public highway by utility providers, developers, private individuals and contractors. You will be ensuring that utility companies and other persons under Permit, carry out works on the public highway safely and in accordance with the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004, South Gloucestershire Permit Scheme and other relevant legislation and council policy. You will ensure co-ordination of all road and street works to minimise disruption.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Determine and enforce compliance with both the departmental and Council policies, regulations and codes of practice.
Develop solutions to given problems and situations within a specific field and where appropriate ensure their implementation.
Provide advice to customers about compliance, legislation, regulation, policies and technical issues ensuring that effective customer relationships are established and maintained, advice provided is understood, accurate and any risks and benefits are identified.
Plan and organise own work programmes ensuring that work is completed to set time scales and that service level agreements are attained.
Identify and review the data and any analysis required to assess problems. This will help to inform conclusions and solutions ensuring that clear options and recommendations are put forward.
Contribute to the preparation and presentation of reports with set time scales to meet Council guidelines.
Contribute to effective team working ensuring that records are current and accurate and team members up to date with any issues or developments.
Be the Council’s expert witness as and when required.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Ideally be working towards a professional or technical qualification or already be part qualified or have equivalent relevant experience.
• NRSWA Accredited to an appropriate level including an in depth knowledge of The New Road and Streetworks Act 1991 and its five Codes of Practice, the Traffic Management Act, The Highways Act 1980, The Traffic Signs and General Directions regulations and any other relevant legislation or council policy.
• Experience in the field of road and street works permit and/or noticing and quality monitoring specifically relating to the understanding of reinstatement materials, equipment and their correct use, storage and handling.
• Experience in the planning of street works sites relating to signing, lighting, guarding and site safety is also essential.
• Effective use of relevant IT systems and Microsoft office
• Excellent communication, written and verbal skills

• Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


• Understanding of financial management.
• Experience in an enforcement role
• Civil engineering and construction industry experience

Additional Information

Use of a vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Salary: £25,295-£27,905

Hours: 37 Hours

Closing Date: 13th Sept 2019

Interviews: 18th September 2019

Vacancy Ref: 105598

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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