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Hatston, Sparrowhawk Road, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1GE
£27,086 - £29,039 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Roads and Environmental Services - Operations

Roads and Environmental Services Technical Assistant

35 hours per week
£27,086 - £29,039 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We wish to appoint a Technical Assistant to assist the Roads and Environmental Services Operations team with compliance of legislative and regulatory notifications, internal quality processes and procedures, regulatory employee training and similar technical requirements involved in the delivery of planned, cyclic, reactive and emergency works across the whole of Roads and Environmental Services.

You will assist in the maintenance, management and validation of the Scottish Road Works Register, assist the Roads Operations and Roads Support teams in the administration of all aspects of Roads legislation, ensure service requests from the public and defects from safety and routine inspections are dealt with expediently. You will also support the Service with monitoring and developing refuse and recycling collection and street cleansing routes.

The Roads and Environmental Services Technical Assistant – Operations will participate in the standby rota for the delivery of winter services and emergency response.
You should be qualified to SVQ2 or equivalent level qualification in a relevant construction, engineering or waste/environmental related subject and have a full current driving licence. A current CSCS Card and HAUC (Supervisors) Certificate would be desirable but is not essential as training will be given.

You will need to demonstrate effective communication skills. You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney including the outer islands to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

For an informal discussion please contact Darren Bisby, Roads and Environmental Services Operations Manager tel: (01856) 872311, extension 224. Or email

Closing Date: Sunday 18 December 2022

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.