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Highways Traffic & Events Inspector



Manchester City Council

Location: Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB - Field/Community Based
Salary Range: Grade 5 £24,948 to £27,852 (Bar at £26,845) per annum
Working Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent 
Application Deadline: 07 December 2022 at 23:59
Job Reference: MCC455170/NS

The increasing levels of expansion and development citywide in Manchester with internal Highways Improvement Schemes, Utility Company Works and Telecommunications Work along with large scale projects such as the arrival of High Speed 2 (HS2) and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) into Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, represent a once-in-a-century opportunity for the city.

This post will play a key role role in supporting the Highways Technical Officer and the Event and Network Coordination Specialist in the delivery of utility, development and the Council's own works, ensuring the right outcomes for the city. To do this, the postholder will liaise with all the aforementioned stakeholders in assisting in the co-ordination and management of a full range of potentially complex activities and be responsible for inspecting the works when they are live onsite.

We are looking for individuals ideally with a highways background and experience of works coordination along with experience in stakeholder and contractor engagement

You will also have excellent written and verbal communication and influencing skills; a track record of building effective partnerships and working with senior managers and Elected Members; the ability to understand, assimilate and communicate complex information in a non-technical way; and be able to work well under pressure.

Manchester City Council is leading the way in transforming services in the public sector and we are looking for talented people to join us. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Manchester, to play a part in the delivery of improvements, and to be part of our journey in one of the most dynamic centres in Europe.

The Event and Network Coordination Team assess and approve any proposed works on the Manchester City Council Network via the Greater Manchester Road Activity Permit Scheme and you will be working in one of three designated area's: The City Centre and Key Route Network, North and Central Manchester and the Airport and South Manchester. The team work to promote Manchester as a place to live, work and visit; facilitating development and investment in the city centre, and encouraging businesses to relocate here, supporting the creation of new jobs, homes, infrastructure (including transport infrastructure) and facilities.

The team works with a wide range of partners in the public and private sector, and other local and national stakeholders, to ensure an integrated and comprehensive approach to achieving Highways objectives.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

For more information about the role: RP Highways Traffic Events Inspector.pdf

This role is predominately field/community based. You would spend most of your time working in the wider community. Your role may involve client meetings, visits, project work and reports. You’ll mainly be working where the service users are, not where the ‘office’ is, but you will have workspace available for when you need it.

You can find more details on our fantastic range of employee benefits here

For an informal discussion, or to find out more about the role, please email or call Paul Faux, on 07887541181,

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council:

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.


As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work.

We can offer flexibility to your needs, if you require any adjustments at all, please let us know by emailing

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If you are successful 


Once we have confirmed if you are successful in the role, we will need you to provide the documents below:

  • Work permit - Passport / ID
  • Two satisfactory employer references – one must be from your current/ most recent employer
  • Car/vehicle driver's license - This post is a designated Essential Car User. Therefore, you must always hold a full valid driving license and provide your own car for use at work. You will receive the Essential Car User Allowance.

When you join us

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role.

Other relevant information

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment 

Our Manchester Strategy/Behaviors.pdf

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7th Dec 2022

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