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Streetcare Highways Maintenance Operatives

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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 25/10/2020 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Grounds & Highway Maintenance
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire Council Offices, Broad Lane, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS377PN
Post Number:
D5289. D5432

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information


Salary:£20,493 Hay 10
Working Pattern: 39 hours per week, Permanent contract
Location: Broad Lane, Yate
2 posts available

South Gloucestershire Councils StreetCare section has two opportunities available within its highway maintenance teams. We are seeking enthusiastic self-motivated individuals to help in delivering key highway maintenance works across the South Gloucestershire area.

How will you make a difference?
You will based from our operating depot at Yate near Bristol the role of Roadworker is based within the cyclical and reactive teams, these teams predominantly consist of two or more person teams with responsibility for delivering smaller civil engineering, structures and highway maintenance works across our network.
The cyclical and reactive teams provide a one stop shop for managing the many small jobs that need to be completed effectively to meet the needs of our residents and keeping our places safe. While the tasks may be smaller in nature, they are both numerous and varied. You will need to be flexible in your approach to work as the role requires you to react quickly to changing priorities providing support to urgent situations.

What will you be doing:
You will be expected to arrive ready for work on time where you will be assisting in tasks such as:
• Setting out basic traffic management
• Preparing and carrying out pothole and patch repairs on live carriageways
• Laying precast concrete or natural stone kerbs
• Mixing and laying mortar and concrete
• Excavation sometimes by hand to carry out repairs to drainage, ducts or fixing new street furniture
• Operation of small mechanical plant used in the maintenance of highways
• Relaying of flags stones, blocks and cobbles.
• Repairs and replacement of road signs, post and street name signs
• Cutting back of dense vegetation obstructing the highway
• Digging out by hand or machine roadside detritus
• Clearing blocked gullies
• Replacing damaged ironwork in the highway
• To ensure that you and the team works in a safe and effective manner to achieve optimum output and to the required quality.
• Assisting during working hours to urgent situation making the highway safe for users clearing debris from road traffic collisions and using appropriate signing, lighting and guarding to protect the public.
• You may be required to be available to be on-call at evenings and at weekends, on a rota basis, as mutually agreed with the StreetCare Operations Manager.

What we need from you:
To be considered for the roles you will have previous experience in a highway’s maintenance or construction background and a current Streetworks qualification would be advantageous. You will have to demonstrate experience in delivering works to a high standard and have experience in working with bituminous materials including the repair of potholes to conform with current maintenance standards.
• You will be able to show us that you have the practical skills and knowledge needed to undertake highway or construction maintenance.
• It is essential that you hold a minimum category B licence for manual transmission vehicles with experience in driving vehicles up to 3500kg.
• You will be both reliable and flexible in your approach to work able to respond positively to changes in work priorities
• Able to work well in a team but also be adaptable to changes in team dynamics to accommodate operational needs
• Able to work outdoors in all environments and weather conditions including severe winter weather

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different
• We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
• We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
• We are building and shaping communities which people are proud of
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.
We’re making a difference, be part of it!

For an informal chat about the role please contact Gary Meddick 01454863696
Closing Date: 25th October 2020

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