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Technical Officer - Highways Management, Hook HCC617068

Job Details:

Salary Range: £25,628 – £28,326 per annum
Work Location: Hook Highway Depot, Hook
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Temporary - 12 months or until 10 October 2025 (secondment opportunities available for internal staff members subject to agreement from your line manager)
Closing Date: 31 July 2024 (we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date)

The Role:

Joining our friendly and supportive team within Hampshire County Council Highways, you will provide general and technical support to the team managing the maintenance, improvement, regulatory, and asset management functions of the highway network to provide an efficient and effective service to elected Members and the public.

You will be expected to take responsibility for Facility Management and Health and Safety within the Hook depot. You will be required to take and prepare minutes from team meetings. Your role will be a crucial link between the central Highway Operation Centre and the technical team in the depot.

You will be required to support the technical team to manage their enquiries and feedback on resource issues and pressures to the Highway Operation Centre.

Reporting to the Senior Technical Officer, you will need to develop excellent relationships with support staff working within the Highway Operation Centre, Engineers and technical teams. 

You will be a confident communicator with excellent customer service skills and the ability to multi-task and meet conflicting deadlines. You will be familiar with computer systems and the ability to manage data to a high degree of accuracy. Ideally, you will also have an interest in and appreciation for highway engineering and the management of our large road network in Hampshire.

What We Can Offer You:

Hampshire County Council is recognised nationally as one of the highest performing local authorities in the UK. A modern, forward-looking local authority, it offers a pleasant, supportive, and collaborative working environment. 
Hampshire County Council is also a flexible employer interested in making the most of your skills and offers a great work life balance. We invest in you through our internal development programmes and training and offer a competitive salary and benefits package
You will be provided with:
•    Opportunities to develop your skills and experience, informally, or formally. 
•    Flexible working arrangements including part time hours, wrap-around school hours, hybrid working and flexitime.
•    Local Government Pension, and annual leave which increases over time. 
•    Opportunities to make a difference and receive support through staff networks for parents, carers, and people with protected characteristics. 
•    The support of a wider team who will value you and what you achieve. 

Additional Information:

Technical Officer - Highways - Job Description and Person Specification

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Ruth Candy, Senior Technical Officer on 07751 730902 or

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.


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