Head of Highways

Milton Keynes Council

Milton Keynes

  • Location

    Milton Keynes

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £81,350 per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    05 May 2019

  • Client

    Milton Keynes Council

Ref: GSe52289

Milton Keynes is now 50 years old and we are excited about our future. As the fastest growing city in the UK we have high aspirations for the Council, our area and most importantly, for the people who live, work and invest here.  We expect the new Head of Highways to make these goals a reality.

You will have a strong strategic grasp and be able to operate effectively within a vibrant political and stakeholder environment. You will also need to demonstrate the capacity to lead service improvements, secure better outcomes and ensure good value for money. Above all, you will show a passion to deliver great services to the people of Milton Keynes.

Reporting to Director of Environment & Property, you will be responsible for policy development and management of the public highway and ultimately ensuring the safety of the Highway Network. You will demonstrate excellent relationship skills to ensure a positive relationship continues with the highways service provider.

The Highways Service is the front door to the Council with over 1,100km of roads, 300km of Redway, 1158 bridges/structures, 1,900km of footways and 70,000 street lighting columns. It is a critical service for the Council and the scope of the role is considerable; including NRSWA, Traffic Management, Highway Licensing, Street Lighting, Highway Schemes and Improvements, Road Safety, Development Control, Bridges and Structures and Community Liaison.

As part of a collaborative management team, this is a great opportunity for an individual with the energy to lead, inspire and motivate a team to play a key part in the future of our city.

For an informal and confidential conversation contact Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068) at GatenbySanderson. 

Closing date5th May 2019
Long listingMonday 20th May
Preliminary interviews23rd May
Short listingWednesday 29th May
Final panelJune 3rd
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.