Highways Sector Council searches for new board members

The Highways Sector Council (HSC) is looking to fill a number of vacancies on its newly formed council.

The Council is a partnership of both the private and public sector organisations covering both strategic and local roads, created to help transform delivery in the highways sector, using a unified voice and approach so the industry can work in greater partnership with central and local government. It aims to drive innovation across the sector to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits for business, communities and all road users.

HSC is looking for:

  • Senior and respected industry leaders and/or high performers
  • Individuals who can commit their time to attend council meetings and lead (through appropriate resources) key pieces of work on behalf of the Highways Sector Council.
  • Be able to communicate with and represent the views of the wider industry.
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to collaborate with the wider industry.
  • Open and collaborative behaviours
  • Bring a unique skill set/capability to the council
  • Demonstrate a strategic vision
  • Ability to think creatively

When applying, candidates should demonstrate evidence of skills/expertise/experience which they could bring to the role which may include:

  • Previous experience of being part of a board or part of sector wide groups.
  • An understanding of the key challenges and opportunities faced in the highways sector.
  • Ability to contribute and bring together a broad range of key stakeholders and the supply chain to deliver change.
  • The ability to inspire and develop others

The roles:

HSC is looking to fill a number of vacancies from both the private and public sector. Public sector nominations will be drawn from local highways authorities (county, unitary, metropolitan borough and London borough, one of which will have a DLO) and a representative from the sub-national transport bodies.

From the private sector, we are looking for SME and contractor/consultant senior nominations. Any individuals applying will need to be a current senior employee of a local authority, DLO or equivalent. Any private sector individuals applying will need to be an employee of their said company.

The HSC is committed to promote, attract and support a diverse and inclusive sector to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. We wish to encourage diversity of thought and leadership on the Council through attracting candidates from all parts of the highways sector.

How to Apply:

Should you have any questions or to make an application, please get in touch with the HSC via its new website in the contact us here section and by selecting: Become a Council Member.

Any applications must be received by 3rd July 2020.

Please include your CV and cover letter outlining the breadth of experience that you would bring to the role including what groups or boards you are already part of (if any).


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