Senior Permit Co-Ordinator

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£37,336 - £40,221
Brighton, East Sussex
Job Type
Full Time

Fixed Term/Secondment (1 year maternity cover)

Are you a good leader? Do you have a talent for managing competing demands?

This is an opportunity to join a team that has a direct influence on all users of Brighton & Hove’s streets. This role is central to ensuring that all demands for space and time in the street are balanced to minimise the disruption caused to everyone who wants to travel around the city.

About the role

This is a fixed term role to cover maternity leave.

Brighton & Hove’s Permit Scheme for road and street works has been successfully operating since 2015.

As Senior Permit Co-ordinator you will manage the Permit Co-ordination team to make sure that all permit applications for works in the street are assessed and responded to within the required timescales.

You will:

  • take the lead in managing the permit and traffic management requirements of larger projects such as fibre rollout and other utility upgrades, as well as the Council’s own transport schemes.
  • work closely with all works promoters, both internal and external, to understand the requirements of their projects and balance those with the need to minimise disruption to the travelling public.

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • Experience of co-ordinating road and street works, ensuring that works can be carried out safely and minimising disruption.
  • Experience of working with works promoters, their contractors and traffic management suppliers, balancing their requirements with the impact of the works on the wider network.
  • Ability to develop workable and innovative solutions to conflicting requirements, and to communicate these effectively.
  • Understanding of the relevant legislation (in particular the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004, Brighton & Hove Permit Scheme, Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984); and the ability to explain their requirements clearly and concisely across a broad range of stakeholders.

What you will get in return:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Access 24/7 free counselling, health support, information, and advice services. An extensive support process from line managers – including monthly 1-2-1 meetings, and wellness reports and plans of action.
  • Up to 29 paid leave days, along with family, bereavement, and annual leave options. You also have the option to , including purchasing extra annual leave days.

Staff discounts and much more. Contract: Fixed Term/Secondment (1 Year Maternity Cover)

Hours: Full Time, 37 per week

For an informal discussion, please email

We welcome full and part-time applications. For information about other benefits of working at the Council and how we can support your application, please see the following links:

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Application form + shortlisting questions

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide 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 (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, female, LGBTQ+ or trans, as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

Interview date: Week commencing 5 August.

Closing date: 28 July 2024.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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