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Highways Agreements Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/209572
  • Published: Thu 01/09/2022, 8:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/10/2022, 8:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £38,780 - £43,732
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Highways Agreements Officer

Team: Highway Contracts
Salary:  £38,780 - £43,732 per annum pro rata

Job Family: Enabling - CBG12
Hours: 37 per week 

Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role 

Contract: Hybrid - Permanent
Closing Date: 30th October 2022
Interview Date: TBC - This will take place via Microsoft Teams. This software is free for users.  If there is an issue with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interview.


About Us :

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.  

This is a great time to join us on our journey. 


More about the role:

Find your greatness with Central Bedfordshire Council’s Agreements Team. You will work closely with developers throughout Central Bedfordshire to agree highway designs for new developments.  Working with colleagues and developers to check and approve detailed designs to ensure the public highway is protected and considered at all times throughout the development process.

Understanding standard details, design guides and engineering experience will be essential in this role. You will be required to understand the Council's fees and charges for highway agreements under s38 and s278 of the Highways Act 1980 and have an understanding of how highway assets are constructed including drainage, street lighting, pavements high speed roads, rural roads and urban area designs.  An engineering qualification is desirable for this role - this may be a civil engineering qualification or construction management or similar.  Central Bedfordshire Council is a good training provider, where upskilling benefits the service we provide, the Council is keen to keep staff up to date with the latest best practice


What we can offer you:

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including: 

  • Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.  

  • A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home  

  • Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate 

  • Generous family friendly policies and practices 

  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences 

  • Staff network and support groups 

  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service. 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here 

  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues 

  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available 

  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’. 

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process. 

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Highways Agreements Officer

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Lisa Swannell - Principal Highway Contracts Officer at on 0300 300 6266

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. 

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