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Network Officer
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC1005RS
  • Published: Thu 07/10/2021, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 18/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 4 (£26,450 - £32,207) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Network Officer

Medway Council manages a highway network of over 840km and the Streetworks Team is responsible for co-ordinating and managing all works undertaken on the public highway.  The team sits within the wider Highways service and currently works under a Permit Scheme model.

As one of three Network Officers, you will be responsible for co-ordinating, approving and managing a geographical area, using the Permit Scheme to enable requested works and ensuring statutory requirements are met.  You will deal with public utility companies, as well as developers, Medway Council’s Highway Contractor and internal teams, who want to work on the highway and therefore a high level of effective communication skills are required.  In addition, excellent ICT skills are needed, as the service is delivered via bespoke software system.

The role will also include managing licensing schemes within the remit of the team, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices, analysing data and undertaking other duties to assist in the effective delivery of the service.

You will need a keen eye for detail, be able to adhere and deliver to statutory timescales and legal requirements.  Knowledge of the Traffic Management Act, New Roads and Street Works Act and Permit schemes is preferable.

The team is based at our head office, Gun Wharf and in addition to the Network Officers there are 3 Inspectors and a Technical Support Officer, all managed by the Streetworks Manager.

Please note that parking is not provided for office based roles, at Gun Wharf, but there are a number of council owned carparks close by.   We work a 37 hour week, from Monday to Friday, with hours between 7.30am and 5pm.


In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please contact Paul Wood at

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.   


Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.