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Assistant Highways Officer
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC21065
  • Published: Fri 28/10/2022, 12:07 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/01/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,695 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £24,920 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hertford, Countywide, Hertfordshire

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Assistant Highways Officer

Job Title: Assistant Highways Officer
Location: Hybrid smart-working with base at County Hall, Hertford
Salary Range: £21,695 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £24,920 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, have great computer skills and customer service?

You will contribute to Hertfordshire’s vision to create a cleaner, greener and healthier county. Our aim is to support developers to allow this vision to happen.

The Highways Development Management Team is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join this busy team as an Assistant Highways Officer.

Job Duties:

As a statutory consultee on Planning Applications, our well-established Development Management Team in Highways is looking for an Assistant Highways Officer to join us to support Hertfordshire’s growth.

The role is to support the Section 106 Monitoring Officer and other members of the Highways Development Management Team. You will be expected to update technical databases to manage the team’s workload and track performance. The post will also involve responding to queries from our customers. You will possess excellent attention to detail, be a good facilitator with the ability to work with different teams to deliver results. The successful candidate has the opportunity to develop the skills required to progress within HCC’s Environment & Transport Directorate.

This is a fast-paced environment, but with flexible working; liaising with developers, their consultants and contractors and facilitating their improvements to Hertfordshire’s Highways. Make a real difference to our county, from securing Section 106 contributions towards a new cycleway, to processing an application for a new road adoption. Therefore, you will need to be able to work under pressure and be extremely well organised, taking a pro-active approach to your workload.

You will need to deliver excellent customer service and be able to ensure work is carried out to a high standard within agreed timescales. With highly developed interpersonal skills you will grow to be confident in advising colleagues on Section 106 policy and best practice. You will be competent in Microsoft packages, and experience in SQL (Structured Query Language) will be a distinct advantage.

Qualifications & Technical Skills required:

  • 4 GCSE or ‘O’ Level grades A-C, including Maths and English
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Assist with Section 106/278/38 agreements and other document management
  • Assist with budgetary and financial control
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with people
  • Proficient with MS applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams & PowerPoint and SQL 
  • Ability to arrange meetings and take notes
  • Good written and verbal communication; problem solving, analytical, organisational and time management skills


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You can help to make residential, retail and commercial developments sustainable and therefore acceptable to our residents, making a real difference.

Within the transport development management field, a ‘career pathway’ has recently been developed from this level to Level 14 within Hertfordshire County Council.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, would love to hear from you.

Closing Date: Sunday 15th January 2023
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 23rd January 2023

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Mark Youngman or Chris Simkins