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Minor Works Chargehand (Charminster Depot)

Salary details: £18933 - £19698

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Salary details
£18,933 - £19,698
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Ross Sturmey
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 228100
Closing Date
28 February 2021 11:30 PM
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Minor Works Chargehand

Permanent - 37 hours per week

£18,933 - £19,698

Charminster Depot

Minor Works Chargehand

Location: Charminster, Stalbridge or Ferndown Depots

Dorset Council is looking to recruit a Minor Works Chargehand to join the Highways Operations team. The post holder will operate as part of a team to deliver works as directed or will supervise a small team of operatives and subcontractors.

What you will be doing

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake general highway maintenance activities including kerbing, concrete work, paving and slabbing, laying asphalt, iron works, post erection, sign erection, fencing etc
  • Take part in the out of hours Emergency Response and Winter Maintenance rota.
  • Ensure daily drivers checks are undertaken
  • Set out and maintain temporary traffic management
  • Take responsibility for personal safety and ensure that actions do not adversely affect others
  • Ensure that PPE is kept clean and in good condition
  • Ensure that site records of work done are completed for every job
  • Ensure that near misses and hazards are reported in a timely manner
  • Ensure that defective plant and equipment if reported in a time

About you


  • Driving licence
  • Experience of general construction or civil engineering work
  • Experience of site safety procedures
  • Experience of working to deadlines and targets
  • To be a good communicator and to be able to pass on skills
  • To be a good self-organiser
  • Able to work in a team and under own initiative
  • To be assertive and diplomatic
  • Self-motivating and a good motivator of the labour force
  • Generally, to be willing, helpful, enthusiastic and flexible

Working at Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services. 

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here. The behaviours will form part of the selection process, where you will be asked to evidence when you have demonstrated them.

Additional Information


  • NVQ Level 2 in construction related subject
  • Clean current HGV Driving licence
  • Drivers CPC
  • IT Skills

For an informal discussion please contact Ross Sturmey, Senior Site Agent 01305 228100