VACANCY – Part-time Lengthsman

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Beoley Parish Council

Post: Part-time Parish Lengthsman


The modern Lengthsman is a locally employed person who can really make a difference to

the community environment by maintaining roadside verges and drainage and generally

maintaining and raising the standards within the Parish. The role may be expanded to tackle

other small-scale maintenance work.


Appropriate basic training on the hazards of working in the highway and standards of

work to be achieved will be provided.


The post is part-time but involves a flexible approach to working hours, which are approximately 22 hours per month at £11.00 per hour. The initial contract is for one year only, with regular reviews at one month and 3 months, and subsequent 3-month intervals. A review before the completion of 12 months will determine, or otherwise, a further 12-month contract.


For an application pack with further details please contact:

Clerk to the Parish Council:    Name:                         Gill Sloan

Tel No.:                       07763 463819

Email Address:           


This post is not gender specific and the Parish Council welcomes applications from

all sections of the community.


Job Description

The Lengthsman will be expected to carry out the following work schedule:

  • Clear gully grates
  • Dig out blocked gullies
  • Clear verge grips
  • Clear headwalls
  • Rod blocked drains if practical
  • Advise landowners & frontagers when their ditches need cleaning. Notify HPM when unsuccessful
  • In especially difficult circumstances clear ditches – only with prior agreement of HPM
  • Clean dirty signs (except illuminated signs)
  • Remove vegetation obstructing signs
  • Side out footways to normal width and spread arisings on verge where possible.
  • Negotiate with frontagers for them to cut back overhanging vegetation. Notify HPM when unsuccessful. In cases of hardship cut back and dispose of after consultation with the owner
  • Litter collection and administration (separately funded by BPC)
  • The lengthsman will be required to travel around the parish at short notice