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Title Commercial Assistant
Ref HE/3610
Directorate Commercial & Procurement
Preferred Location Mansfield
Salary £17,662
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 09 Apr 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new government owned company responsible for driving forward our motorways and major A roads. This includes; modernising and maintaining the highways, running the network and keeping traffic moving. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased. This has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done.

Certainty of funding and greater flexibility will enable us to become a better business. In our first 5 years alone, we’ll invest £11 billion in motorways and A roads – boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. At the same time, we’ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website:

Job Description

Highways England is currently recruiting for a Commercial Assistant (Administrator) to be based in Mansfield.

Formerly the Highways Agency, Highways England is the new Government company that operates, maintains and improves England’s network of motorways and major A roads. This network is around 4,300 miles long and while it represents only 2 per cent of all roads in England by length it carries a third of all traffic by mileage as well as two thirds of heavy goods traffic. We have around 3,500 staff based in seven offices around the country including a uniformed Traffic Officer service in control centres and patrolling key areas of the network. Highways England is accountable to two bodies who act on behalf of the public – The Office of Rail and Roads monitor the performance of our highways and Transport Focus champion the needs of road users.

Key responsibilities:


  • Collate enquiry information and task order information and produce relevant paperwork for checking prior to issue
  • Perform archiving and filing duties as and when required
  • Prepare and issue supply chain communications and monitor required responses
  • Taking and producing meeting minutes


  • Manage own work according to business need, ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Collect, retrieve and collate data through effective liaison.
  • Contribute to an engaged, efficient team.
  • Accept personal responsibility for safety of self and others, reporting unsafe conditions and near miss incidents


  • Minimum of 5 A-C grades GCSE or equivalent, preferably including English and maths
  • Ability to use office software products to contribute to production / maintenance of a range of documents and spreadsheets
  • Ability to work effectively with others in an office environment or delivering an efficient customer service
  • Ability to communicate effectively

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received.  Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment


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