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GBP £28,752 to £32,577 28752


Scale 6 - SO1


Neighbourhoods & Housing


Public Realm

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date


We are seeking an experienced Highways Inspector to join the Highways Team. You will be reporting to the Senior Engineer and working as part of a busy, friendly team, you will help to ensure the Council fulfils its duties as a local highways authority under the  Highways Act 1980 in accordance with the new Code of Practice ‘Well managed Highways Infrastructure’. 

As a Highways Inspector you will be responsible for the delivery and maintenance of our existing highways infrastructure. You will be part of a team carrying out scheduled highways safety inspections. You will inspect and gather information about the conditions of our Highways network and responsible for your own designated area, reporting on defects in the Public Highway and arranging repairs for network safety and serviceability.  

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent observation skills and is conscientious. The role requires good time management skills, an ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines. The role is diverse and will require you to be flexible with an ability to work under pressure. We are a customer facing team, you will have good experience liaising with customers and the ability to deal with customers in a kind and friendly manner within Hackney’s diverse community.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work.  We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best.  We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply.

It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 26 January 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.