Roads Foreperson

North Ayrshire Council

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The Roads Foreperson will be responsible to the Senior Manager, Depot Manager or other designated officer for ensuring that the work team carries out, in the proper manner and at the proper time, the instructions given to them. The Foreperson will work as part of the work team and carry out the normal duties applicable to his/her grading.


Corporate Responsibilities

To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures. To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

 Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

Ensuring that the work is carried out and completed according to instructions received. Participate in pre-start meetings to establish labour, plant and material requirements for the works. Allocation of tasks, to work teams or individuals as appropriate. Ensure optimum utilisation of labour, plant and materials to minimise non-productive hours and material wastage. Ensure that the Roads Operations Safe Working Methods are enforced at all times and site specifice restrictions are complied with, allowing all work to be carried out in a safe manner in accordance with current legeslation and Department Procedures. Ensure that appropriate safety instructions are provided to work teams or individuals. Direction and control of work teams or Individuals including progress of works, work output and quality of work. Ensuring that all worksheets are completed accurately and on time. Ensuring completion and verification of all quality control sheets. Responsible for Health & Safety and Traffic Management of works under your control. Participate in the Council's winter and weather emergencies service and be on stand-by for out of hours service provision. To undertake other duties, from time to time as may be required and as instructed by the Senior Manager or someone acting on their behalf.






Education and Qualifications

SVQ Level 2 Road Maintenance or equivalent. SVQ Level 3 Roadworks or equivalent. IOSH Managing Safely. Application Form Interview


Ability to demonstrate experience in road construction, road maintenance activities and drainage works. Supervisory experience. Supervisory experience in winter maintenance. Machine Surfacing. Surface Dressing. Experience of major roadworks contracts. Application Form References Interview

Specialist Knowledge

Experience of Health & Safety issues. Traffic Management. Vehicle Restraint Systems. Winter Maintenance. HAUC Certification. Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

Driving Licence. Good oral communication skills. Ability to interpret drawings. Ability to motivate teams throughout various work tasks. Ability to give clear instructions. Ability to measure works in accordance with the schedule of rates. LGV Category C Licence. Application Form References Interview


Good team player. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to work overtime when required. Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire. Enthusiastic. Willingness to deputise for winter supervisor if required. Partake in Summer/Winter stand-by rotas. Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website.





We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


Provide excellent customer services Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers. Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these. Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

Take ownership of our own actions and performance. Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved. Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities. Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money. Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas. Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities. Plan all activities with the end goal in mind. Additional Information


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