Head of Highways

Milton Keynes Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    14 March 2019

  • Client

    Milton Keynes Council

Ref: GSi52801

Interim Head of Highways

The Highway Service’s primary role is to ensure that the safety of the Highway Network for all current and future users. Its wide and diverse portfolio requires that the correct legal and technical advice is given to all customers and stakeholders, both externally to businesses, developers, local councils, media and residents and internal colleagues. You will lead a team of over 70 professional, technical and administrative staff across the service and a wide range of specialist disciplines. You will have direct line management responsibility for up to 7 managers as well as being responsible for the management of the Highways Term Contract, and the commissioning of external consultants as required.

In this position you will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategy across a range of services and functions which are widely disparate in nature and require their own management structure including a range of technical or professional staff. The range includes:

  • Traffic Management
  • Highway Licensing
  • Highway Improvements and Maintenance
  • Severe Weather response
  • New Roads and Streetworks Compliance and Community Liaison

The role is for 4 months inside IR35 and the salary is dependent on experience.  The closing date is Friday 15th 2019 at 3pm.

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.

Contact details
Anton Ramdhanie: 07384 253674