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Working in Environment and Transport

The Environment and Transport Department provides some of the most widely used services in Leicestershire.

By working with us, you’ll be providing services that really impact on the daily lives of the people of Leicestershire.

We actively work with other authorities and agencies on national, regional and sub regional initiatives that enable wider benefits for Leicestershire and access to additional funding. With this comes exciting job and career opportunities that truly make a difference in Leicestershire both today and for future generations.

The department provides a wide range of services including:

  • 14 recycling and household waste sites with over 1.6m visitors a year
  • Waste and environment engagement events
  • Waste and environment volunteer programmes
  • Environmental management systems
  • Development of waste, environment and transport policies
  • Tree Preservation Orders
  • Landscape design
  • Maintains the county’s roads, pavements, street lights, bridges, structures and rights of way and delivery of major transport schemes
  • Statutory consultee on planning applications for highways and sustainable urban drainage
  • Maintain a fleet of over 300 vehicles
  • Operate school crossing patrol service
  • Host Midlands Highways Alliance providing services to 21 local authorities
  • In partnership with the district councils manage on and off-street parking including resident and visitors parking permits
  • School and special educational needs transport
  • Provision of Blue Badges and Concessionary travel passes

Job and career choices

Our vacancies can include rewarding part-time opportunities such as school crossing patrol and mini bus drivers, as well as roles offering career progression in a variety of fields including:

  • Waste management
  • Environment
  • Site operations and facility management
  • Contract management
  • Highways/structural engineering
  • Data modelling
  • Transport planning
  • Administration
  • Project management
  • Passenger transport
  • Many others!

Some of our vacancies do require previous experience and qualifications, however this is not the case for many of our jobs, and for all of our vacancies we value a willingness to learn and be flexible, adapting the skills you have gained in other environments. This could include:

  • Driving, including HGV drivers
  • Being good with people
  • Attention to detail and being organised
  • Working outside
  • Administration
  • Managing projects
  • Statistical analysis

Apprenticeship and trainee programmes

We offer exciting apprenticeship and trainee programmes across the department for those looking to start their career, but these are equally suitable for those looking to start something different.

Watch our videos to find out what training opportunities could be available to you..


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