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Network Permit Coordinator - M60 2LA



Job Type



Property & Construction


M60 2LA

Location: Town Hall Extension, Albert Square. Manchester M60 2LA - Blended/Hybrid working
Salary Range: Grade 6 £26,975 to £30,095 (Bar at £29,174) per annum 
Working Hours: 35 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent, Full-Time  
Application Deadline: 06 October 2022 at 23:59
Interview Type: Virtual
Job Reference: MCC477414/NS

Your Role

The increasing levels of expansion and development citywide in Manchester with internal Highways Improvement Schemes, Utility Company Works and Telecommunications Work along with large scale projects such as the arrival of High Speed 2 (HS2) and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) into Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, represent a once-in-a-century opportunity for the city.

This post is for 5 days per week and will play a key role role in supporting the Traffic Manager and the Events & Network Specialists in the Events and Network Coordination Team. To do this, the postholder will liaise with all the aforementioned stakeholders in co-ordinating and assisting in the management of a full range of potentially complex activities.

This position is integral to the Traffic and Events Team and Network management overall as they have the responsibility for coordinating works which take place on the Manchester City Council network. It is a statutory requirement for Local Authorities to use a permitting system in order to manage movements and grant permissions on the highway in line with legislation.

This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Manchester, to play a part in the delivery of improvements, and to be part of our journey in one of the most dynamic centres in Europe.

About You

We are looking for individuals ideally with a highways background and experience of works coordination along with experience in stakeholder and contractor engagement.

You will also have excellent written and verbal communication and influencing skills; a track record of building effective partnerships and working with senior managers and Elected Members; the ability to understand, assimilate and communicate complex information in a non-technical way; and be able to work well under pressure. Manchester City Council is leading the way in transforming services in the public sector and we are looking for talented people to join us.

The Role Holder ensures that quality standards are upheld in order for works to progress so there is the challenge of ensuring that the applicant is supported.

About Us

The Event and Network Coordination Team assess and approve any proposed works on the Manchester City Council Network via the Greater Manchester Road Activity Permit Scheme.

The team have overall responsibility for coordinating all activity taking place on the network from utility works, in house works , events, street parties and emergencies. The team work to promote Manchester as a place to live, work and visit; facilitating development and investment in the city centre, and encouraging businesses to relocate here, supporting the creation of new jobs, homes, infrastructure (including transport infrastructure) and facilities.

This role involves blended/hybrid working. You may be able to work from home or remotely some of the time, or for certain tasks or limited days or hours. For the remainder of the time, you will be required to work at council sites or offices. This will depend on your role’s responsibilities and your personal circumstances.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council:

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.


As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work.


If you are successful 

Once we have confirmed if you are successful in the role, we will need you to provide the documents below:

  • Work permit - Passport / ID
  • Two satisfactory employer references – one must be from your current/ most recent employer

When you join us

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role.

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