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Street Lighting Operations Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information


As first line manager for all Countrywide Street Lighting Operations you will be responsible for programming, resources and all other issues relating to Highway Lighting Operations, including the 24/7 street lighting emergency response, ensuring the cost-effective delivery of street lighting and electrical works to the satisfaction of the client or customer. Ensure compliance with the Council's quality and performance standards, as well as promoting good customer relationships throughout the service, liaising with elected members, at County and Town/Parish level, other directorates of the County Council and sub-contractors in delivery of services.

You may also be required to represent the interests of the County Council at public meetings, district or parish council meetings. The Street Lighting Operations Manager will also be responsible for managing health and safety, quality and environmental systems for street lighting , to include promoting and maintaining the procedures.


You should be qualified to HNC, NVQ level 5 or equivalent, and possess or be working towards a relevant professional qualification and have ASLEC Authorising Officer or Qualified Supervisor status. An in-depth knowledge of the ASLEC street lighting competency scheme is essential, as is a thorough understanding of the key Health& Safety issues relating to the electrical industry and street lighting, coupled with adequate knowledge of current Laws & Regulations, Policies, Procedures & Developments.

Experience of management and a successful track record of leading a multi-disciplined team is essential, together with operating trading accounts in a competitive environment.

Experience of multiple project management and working knowledge of the organisation of the County Council and construction and commercial practices in the private sector is essential.


Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis! 

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”. 

For further information about working for NCC, please visit our website here


Why choose us? 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  • Car leasing scheme 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 

Further information 

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.   

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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications

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