Network Permit Officer

West Sussex County Council
West Sussex, Bognor Regis
Up to £11.96 per hour
Closing date
18 Jan 2021
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Job Details

Manpower is currently recruiting for a Network Permit Officer to work on a temporary assignment (maternity cover) for one of our clients based in Bognor Regis, this is a full-time temporary assignment starting ASAP until 01/05/2021. This role will be working from home whilst restrictions are in place, however you may be required to attend the office on occasions and if/when restrictions are lifted.

You will work as part of the Network Management Team, whose function it is to ensure that all Streetworks activity is planned, inspected, processed and carried out in accordance with regulations. To plan, co-ordinate, monitor and inspect the streetworks activity of public utility companies, the County Council and other contractors, in order to ensure that all road works are carried out within the boundaries of a strict legal framework. To provide technical and specialist and operational support within the Highway and Streetworks business area with minimal supervision to a high standard to include managing the progress of a matter and ensuring deadlines are met.

In your role as Network Permit Officer, your responsibilities will include:

  • To handle a full caseload and manage priorities and tasks with minimal supervision.
  • To produce accurate documents such as licences, letters before action and using a detailed working knowledge of the relevant legislation and procedures and to produce such work in urgent circumstances when required.
  • To analyse and interpret complex information, providing technical advice and take responsibility for all the technical and legal requirements of a matter with minimal guidance as necessary from the Team Leader.
  • To liaise with client departments, members of the public, contractors and local councillors as appropriate to provide clear and concise specialist advice and guidance.
  • Responsible for enforcing regulations which have a high direct impact on individuals e.g. serving legal notice for removal of scaffolding.
  • To complete semi-routine correspondence and file notes, checking reports and statements.
  • Responsible for processing, invoices or other financial documents e.g. Issuing fixed penalty notice, processing licence application fees.

Knowledge of Streetworks would be advantageous, but the most important aspects is that the candidate is able to use and interrogate databases, analysis of data, extract information and have good working knowledge of Excel to produce reports, trends and forecasts.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Initiative - The work involves working within recognised procedures within which the jobholder is required to organise own workload. The work involves making decisions as to how and when duties are to be carried out and responding independently to unexpected situations e.g. checking key issues such as whether a proposed settlement is acceptable.
  • Ability to travel independently to various meeting venues and other locations across the County.
  • Ability to interpret complex information and to use this to draft technical letters, reports and legal documents with guidance as necessary.
  • Relevant theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of systems, relevant legislation, policies and practices in an appropriate specialism.
  • Sound and accurate Information Technologies knowledge e.g. Microsoft Office.
  • Detailed Knowledge and be competent in the use of "Confirm" and Symology "insight" systems.
  • New Roads and Street Works Act accreditation to Supervisor Level.
  • Good working knowledge of IT systems/procedures Demonstrable evidence of delivering an effective, efficient professional service to a range of customers.
  • Experience of dealing with the general public.
  • Experience of working in a Highways construction, Transport or Planning discipline.
  • Desirable experience of using specialist IT systems e.g. Symology insight.

Interested? Apply here today!


Employing around 6,000 people, with an additional 21,000 people employed by schools, West Sussex County Council helps it’s residents to lead happier, healthier and longer lives – and this is your chance to join them.

Not many workplaces offer such a wide range of different job opportunities - from social care, education, libraries, and many more.

You can be a part of this by working for Manpower in one of our long-term temporary assignments.  We work with the Council to provide quality and dedicated people into every area of their organisation.

So if you’re looking for a local job, or pursuing a professional career, you’ll find a dynamic working environment that will support you every step of the way.

Contact Us
  • West Sussex County Council
  • County Hall
  • Chichester
  • PO19 1RQ
  • GB
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