Kirklees Council Jobs Near Me – Highways Operative

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Environment & Climate Change

Service Area

Highways & Streetscene



Number of Jobs



Headlands Depot at Liversedge (WF15 7NT) or Reins Depot at Honley (HD9 6LN)

Position type





£19,264 – £22,129

We are looking for Highways Operatives to work as part of our operations teams here at Kirklees Council. If you are a road worker, labourer, ground worker, utilities operative, work in a construction related area or have a CSCS card (although this is not required for the job) then you may be interested in this role.

Kirklees is attracting a significant level of investment into the district which is funding major highway infrastructure improvements.

We are looking for Highways Operatives who have experience in a range of the following:

  • Experience of operating basic tools, equipment, machinery and plant.
  • Demonstrate you have assisted in a range of highway construction tasks such as kerbing, flagging, tarmacking.
  • Knowledge of health and safety and risk issues in the workplace.
  • Ability to assist in the identification of resources required for work (e.g. plant, labour and materials for different types of work).
  • Ability to undertake checks (e.g. water, fuel and oil in roller, oil and filter on masonry saw etc.) and how this has been done in accordance with relevant policy, procedures and legislation.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, with minimal supervision in addition to good team working skills.
  • Previous relevant experience or an NVQ 2 in highway maintenance or a construction related discipline, certificate for working in the vicinity of electrical equipment including G39 and safe isolation or a NRASWA Operative or Supervisor qualification.
  • Basic IT knowledge and skills.

We are looking for 8 operatives who will be based at either our Headlands Depot at Liversedge (WF15 7NT) or Reins Depot at Honley (HD9 6LN) (please indicate on the attached form which depot you would prefer)

You will be expected to take part in training and development. If this includes Large Goods Vehicle and Driver Certificate of Professional Competence training, then you will be required to take part in Winter Maintenance duties outside normal working hours.

Seasonal working hours are 38 hours in summer and 36 hours in winter.

Following a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undertake a standard medical screening and other medical screening as determined by the Occupational Health Unit, appropriate to occupational risk and throughout your employment you will also take part in regular health surveillance.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email:

[email protected]
or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date

13 November 2023, 11:55 PM

Important Information

Highways Operative JD.pdf – 192KB

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