Streetmason Improver / Skilled Streetmason

Streetmason Improver / Skilled Streetmason

Salary: £17,891 –  £22,434 per annum (Career Grade)

Location: City Highways, Castle Park Depot – 90 Leycroft Road, Leicester  LE4 1BZ

Will be required to work from various sites across Leicester

Full Time, Fixed Term for 18 months due to current workload

We are looking to recruit to the following levels of career grade:

Streetmason Improver – £17,891 – £19,939 per annum

Skilled Streetmason – £20,456 – £22,434 per annum


Hours of work: 7.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 7.30am – 3.00pm on Fridays.

Must be willing to work overtime to suit the operational needs of the unit, e.g. additional weekday hours and weekend working.

The Highways Maintenance Service maintains and repairs over 500 miles of road and 800 miles of footpaths within Leicester City. We undertake construction of major public realm schemes to improve the pedestrian and transport network within the City Centre, as well as providing winter service and gully cleaning services in the City. You will assist with the construction, maintenance, and repair of the highway infrastructure – roads, footpaths and drainage features, lay paving materials and tarmac.

Requirements of the post include:  

– Ability to lay paving products e.g. slabs, kerbs, blocks, concrete paving and natural stone to a defined standard;

– Able to interpret drawings and specifications;

– Able to undertake ‘Banksman’ duties, supervising excavator and vehicles, following safe digging techniques;

– Numeracy skills sufficient to understand measurements and calculate quantities e.g. areas, volumes, weights;

– Knowledge of construction specifications, materials, compaction and workmanship requirements in different disciplines;

– Knowledge of construction health, safety and environmental requirements and safe working procedures. Able to recognise hazards and dangerous situations and take preventative measures;

– Good communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to deal effectively with customers / work colleagues.


For an informal discussion please contact Nick Weston on 0116 454 5045 or Rupert Bedder on 0116 454 4951.

Previous applicants to the last advertisement (ref: X5085/0816KP) need not apply.

Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our method of contact.

Closing Date: 20 January 2017

Post Number: X5085/1216KP

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