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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
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:
Site operations and facility management
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
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..
More information about working in Environment and Transport:
My time as an apprentice with the Leicestershire County Council has been of great benefit to me. I have learnt a lot and have felt my confidence grow. My manager and my colleagues have given me the support I need to both perform my role and complete my NVQ course.
Person:Gregory, Business Support Apprentice
I work within my team on campaigns to reduce waste and encourage recycling throughout Leicestershire. I work on a range of initiatives such as Love Food Hate Waste, Home Composting and Love Your Clothes and find it rewarding to know the messages I am communicating encourage behaviour change that benefits the environment. I enjoy working with our different volunteer groups and engaging with residents through talks, roadshows, and classes.
I’m usually out of the office on site visits once a week with colleagues looking at different types of works planned on the highways. It could be a pedestrian crossing or cycle parking or any type of traffic calming.
From these site visits I design and produce computer drawings for consulting with members of the public or contractors to use when building these on the highways. There are standards to check to ensure what I’m doing meets the requirements and is safe. These drawings are then used for public consultations and I deliver these drawings to nearby residents for them to look at and make any comments, and speak to any residents about any concerns. After its been built, I go out on site to ensure it meets the standards and is in the right location.
Other parts of my job include surveying, which includes assessing and recording gradients on uneven road surfaces; using databases to check latest speed, accident data etc., and booking and ordering works.