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  • Ref no: SBO03845
  • Published: 14/1/2020
  • Closes: 26/1/2020
  • Location: Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
  • Salary: £30,366.51 - £32,976.25 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Details

Grade: 8E
Hourly Rate: £16.6392 - £18.0692
Salary: £30,366.51 - £32,976.25 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Role Purpose

A permanent full-time opportunity has arisen within the Roads Planning Service for site inspection work associated with the construction of new roads and streets in the Scottish Borders.
The successful candidate will represent the Council’s interests on development sites, liaising with developers and contractors to verify the structural integrity of new roads and to ensure they are constructed in accordance with approved specifications.
The postholder will also liaise with other professionals in an office environment to ensure high quality streets are designed and built to an appropriate standard.
The position is based in Newtown St Boswells.


You should hold an HNC/HND/SVQ 3 or equivalent in a relevant subject and have suitable experience in inspecting and/or supervising road construction work and testing of materials.

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.


Informal Enquiries

Enquiries can be made to Derek Inglis, Lead Roads Planning Officer on 01835 826639 or email


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. 

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