Parish Lengthsman

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Tibberton Parish Council is currently looking to recruit a new Lengthsman to help keep the village tidy and pristine. The role would ideally suit an individual or small business with good gardening and general DIY skills. The Job Description is as outlined below, it is estimated that the work involved can be undertaken on an annual average of 10 – 12 hours per month with the greatest requirement being during the Spring to Autumn period.

The Lengthsman prior to commencing work must have attended the following prescribed course(s) “The Temporary Traffic Basic Management TBMCC T1, 12D – installing, maintaining, and removing temporary traffic management, on rural and urban roads” (“the Courses”) before being allowed to undertake any of the works outlined in the job description below. This is a half-day course with the next course scheduled for the 16th and 23rd August.  Anyone who has already attended the Courses will not be required to undertake the course again for 5 years.

The appointment would be as a contractor to the Parish Council.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your details, including contact information, together with a brief outline of your experience of carrying out work of a similar nature and an indication of your costs on an hourly and annual basis to the:  by 31 July 2023

If you require any further information, please contact the parish council  Chairman,  Cllr Robbie Hazlehurst telephone 07708 253532 or email:

Note: If successful there may be opportunities to carry out work of a similar nature with other Parish Councils in the area.


Work Schedule


  • Clear gully grates.
  • Clear verge grips.
  • Clear headwalls, outfalls.
  • Advise landowners and frontagers when their ditches need cleaning.
  • In especially difficult circumstances clear ditches – only with prior agreement of the Manager.

Vegetation Clearance:

  • Remove vegetation obstructing signs.
  • Remove vegetation at junction visibility splays.
  • Removal of basal tree growth from highway trees.
  • Pulling / cutting of noxious weeds following site specific approval from the Manager.
  • Side out footways to normal width and spread arisings on verge where possible.
  • Negotiate with frontagers for them to cut back overhanging vegetation.


  • Rotation and charging of mobile Vehicular Activated Signs (VAS) following site specific approval and authorisation from the Manager.
  • Clean dirty signs and/or retighten brackets, reposition signs which have been knocked out of place where no excavation is required (except illuminated signs).
  • Painting of heritage cast iron direction signs.
  • Snow clearance and gritting / salting by hand.
  • Removal of illegal fly posting.
  • Maintenance and repainting of highways approved visibility fencing.
  • Cleaning of subways.

Other work with the specific approval of the Manager.

Not included:

  • Litter picking
  • Rubbish removal.
  • Removal of waste from gully pots / jetting or any other gully work that involves removal of covers or lids.
  • All work outside of the publicly adopted highway.
  • Cutting of private hedges.