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Highway Enforcement Officer


Job Description:

Your new organistion

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work.

The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for what the Borough will be like by 2050.

Your new role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for highways enforcement officer X4 to join the Traffic and Highways Team on a full time and permanent basis. This post holder will support and deputise for the Highways and Street Works Co-ordinator in the provision, management and co-ordination of Street Works. As a Street Works officer, you will manage permit applications ensuring that the only deemed permits that have occurred have been as the result of technical issues and to ensure that the aims of the Traffic Management Act must be adhered to.

You will be responsible for Issuing and tracking of fixed penalty notices when breaches of conditions included in the East of England permit scheme are identified by inspectors. You will also manage permit fee reconciliation monthly and deal with financial queries when they arise from utilities. The role requires you to monitor charge production work specifically related to Defect and Sample Inspection fee charges as well as expenditure, income, fees and charges.

You will carry out efficient and effective street enforcement patrols, inspections and surveillance targeted at enforcing environmental crime such as dog fouling, littering, fly tipping, highways enforcement (trading, fly posting, graffiti, unauthorised advertising, unlicensed carriage of waste, unlawful encampments, abandoned vehicles, ASB, Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO), the use of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) powers) and any other relevant abuse of open and public spaces to improve the appearance of the street environment and to bring about compliance of relevant legislation and the Council's Environmental Enforcement Policy.

What you'll need to succeed

Previous experience of working within highways / street work environment is essential. You need to be able to communicate effectively and be engaging as you will be liaising with the general public and different stakeholders. To be successful in this role, previous experience in managing and issuing highways related permits is highly essential. NRSWA City and Guilds Street works qualification will be highly advantageous but not essential.

You need to have a sound understanding of the legislation and enforcement powers available for street enforcement and an ability to identify opportunities to enhance effectiveness . Experience of undertaking environmental enforcement in a similar frontline role including evidence gathering and statement writing and attendance at court is essential for this role.

Good knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation in relating to enforcement including environmental crime and ASB. Excellent customer care skills which include a proven ability and understanding of communication at all levels will be ideal. You need to be able to deal effectively with complaints and difficult situations in a diplomatic but assertive manner.

Previous experience of working within TFL- rail environment or utility company would be considered.

How to Apply or for more Information:

3 simple ways to apply or get in touch:

  • Apply directly online via the Matchtech website
  • Call Callum Laycock directly on 07901964657
  • Email your CV to


Matchtech are the largest and leading Highways and Transportation Recruitment Company in the UK.

Future Roles:

If you have the correct experience for this type of position but this specific role is not quite right for you, as the level, location or rates etc. is it not quite what you are looking for a present, please still feel free to get in touch with me as I continually recruit similar roles to the one above at all levels across the UK.

Alternatively if are not suitable for this role but still work within the Highways and Transportation industry and believe you will be looking for a new role in the future please give me a call for a confidential chat regarding your employment status.

To apply for these roles, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other

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