Road Adoptions Technician

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£27,803 – £31,364 per annum
Job Type
Full Time

It’s an exciting time to join our Highways Team here at Staffordshire County Council.

Our vision  is to help Staffordshire’s economy grow, so that everyone has the opportunity of a good job and good prospects in a beautiful, safe, accessible, vibrant, cultural, prosperous, business friendly and sustainable county.

Staffordshire has great places and great connections, boasting the beautiful rural landscape of a shire county together with excellent transport links to major destinations across the country.  

We are committed to fixing more roads and improving transport and digital connections and we are making significant investment into the quality of our roads.  To ensure we can deliver our ambitious highways transformation we are looking to grow our team of highway engineering professionals and develop talent for the future.

We have career opportunities across a range of service areas, with all roles playing their part in the delivery of a high-performing Highway service.

Main Responsibility

As a Technician (Road Adoptions), you will:

  • Assist with the administration, financial and legal processed associated with the adoption of new roads, to ensure the county council fulfils its statutory obligation.
  • Maintain effective relationships with developers and contractors to ensure new roads are adopted and can be maintained by the local authority.
  • Monitor and secure Section agreement obligations and liaise with Legal Services, Local Planning Authorities, Finance and Community Liaison team and ensure timely payment by developers to ensure roads are fully compliance for public use.
  • Administer the Advanced Payments Code, particularly to process and monitor the progress of S38 Agreements from inception to adoption.
  • Issue Exemption Notices under S219 (Highways Act 1980) and liaise with the officer(s) responsible for Section 7 and Section 106 as appropriate.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have:

  • Previous experience in highways, planning or related field including preparation of responses to planning applications and the operation of agreements for the adoption of new streets,
  • Knowledge of statutory procedures relating to road adoptions and land charges

In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level within a progressive and diverse service.

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Sharon Daniels, Section Agreements Manager at:

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy.

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

Closing date: 13 May 2024.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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