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Hq Main Building Council Headquarters Newtown StBoswells Melrose Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
£24,144.41 - £25,861.47 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: 3H

Hourly Rate: £12.54 - £13.40

Salary: £24,144.41 - £25,861.47 per annum

Hours: 37

Contract Duration: Permanent


2 x Hawick Roads Depot
1 x Peebles, Eshiels Depot
1 x Newtown Roads Depot

Role Purpose

SBC Roads Operations & Sbc Contracts have a number of vacancies at Operative level based at our Newtown St Boswells, Hawick & Eshiels depots.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to work within teams carrying out all aspects of roads and winter maintenance. Although not essential, a Class C HGV licence would be desirable. Successful applicants will need to be able to demonstrate considerable experience working within either a highways or construction environment as well having a sound knowledge of Health & safety.

Within our Infrastructure and Environment service, Roads operations and SBc Contracts encompass a range of highly visible front line services. This job requires the post holder to deliver Services throughout the year across the area of operations, undertaking duties relating to Roads Maintenance, Winter Maintenance and SBc Contracts activities.

Scottish Borders Council offers great terms & conditions of employment including Local Government Pension, Occupational Sick Pay, Training, Career Development and Family Friendly Policies


A basic education (Numeracy and literacy)

Certified relevant machinery and plant use qualification/s (i.e. Lantra certificates, NPTC, SVQ 1, CSCS, CPCS or NPORS cards) or obtained within reasonable timescales

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post. * If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.
Type of drivers licence: Category B1

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Keith Millar by telephone on 07879890914 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage