Posted on 9th December 2020

Traffic Management Officer – 14 day extending to 4 month deployment

  • Location: Tipner, Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Event: Operation Transmission
  • Salary: £10.50ph

Do you want to be part of a great team, delivering a large and important project? Do you want to gain nationally recognised qualifications? Are you able to think fast and maintain high levels of customer service?

Vespasian is recruiting friendly, confident and proactive individuals to join a team of specialist Traffic Management Operatives to be assembled for a short-term contract of traffic management operations in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Successful candidates will join the Vespasian Traffic Management Team for a guaranteed two week deployment, working shift patterns to fulfil a traffic management operation on major arterial routes around Portsmouth International Port.

Successful candidates will also be enrolled on a nationally recognised training course, gaining an NCFE Chapter 8 qualification in Traffic Management. Candidates will be able to communicate in fluent spoken English. A good degree of self-confidence and the ability to problem solve is essential. Experience in traffic management is desirable but by no means essential.

All candidates MUST be able to attend pre-deployment training for which they will be paid for their time and be able to commit to a 12 hour per day, four shifts on/four shifts off pattern from 2 Jan 2021 for a minimum of 2 weeks leading to and including 16 January 2021. There is a potential for the contract to be extended until 30 April 2021.

Operating in 12hr shift pattern alternating days and nights, team members will work a shift pattern of ‘four on/four off’ Mon-Sun.

After the cessation of the contract there will also be an opportunity to be deployed to additional traffic management projects for those team members displaying exemplary conduct whilst on duty.

The pay rate for these positions is £10.50ph PAYE paid on a monthly basis. Each team member earns holiday pay per hour on top of this hourly rate which is paid on holidays dates requested by the team member.

Vespasian also operates a pension scheme to which all team members have access.

The Traffic Management Operative role involves:

Screening and expediting vehicles

Swiftly examining and processing documents against a pre-set list of standards

Engaging with customers and drivers from a wide range of backgrounds

Working alongside emergency partners and personnel

Working in the outdoors in a range of weather conditions

The ability to work within a small tight knit team, all striving towards a common goal

The ability to be flexible and adapt to a changes in their tasks as the needs of the project fluctuate

Team members will as part of their duties:

Communicate with colleagues via radio

Deals with customer queries and complaints

The position requires applicants to demonstrate a number of key skills:

Customer care skills

Ability to remain calm under pressure

Good communication skills – both written and verbal (those with a foreign language will also be of particular interest.

Be a team player

In return Vespasian will offer you:

Excellent rate of pay

Opportunities for promotion

Ongoing training opportunities

Planned personal development and key life skills

Vespasian as an employer

Vespasian has a very diverse work force and we champion this as one of our greatest strengths. This is just part of our commitment to being an equal opportunities employer. We pride ourselves on our team members being drawn from every part of the communities within which we work.

Vespasian are a family owned, multi award nominated business, where we pride ourselves on our excellent track record of caring for our staff, clients and the communities in which we operate.

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