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Sign Shop Supervisor

The Role

This post is based at the Council’s Central Depot, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham. Report to the Highways Manager and assist in the day-to-day management of the sign shop.

  • Are you looking for a new challenge?
  • Are you seeking working arrangements that enhance your work-life balance?
  • Do you want to be part of a supportive team?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!

About the opportunity:
We are currently recruiting to fill 1x permanent Sign Shop Supervisor. You will report directly to the Highways Manager and be required to deliver on a broad range of reactive and routine highway works. The main position will be to have Experience of sign manufacturing and supervision of a sign shop.

Who we are:
The Direct Services Organisation (DSO) is part of ECS (Environment and Community Services Directorate). ECS is responsible for a diverse remit of services across both boroughs such as parks and open spaces, highways, engineering, and planning.

You will be joining an already well-established workforce within the Shared Staffing Arrangement in the boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Experience in working in a similar or related service area (Essential)


  1. Experience of sign manufacturing and supervision of a sign shop (Essential)


  1. A commitment to personal development. (Essential)



The ability to make decisions based on the knowledge of signage and legislation and to the correct specification in line with traffic signs regulations and general directions 2002.

Managing, motivating and developing staff to achieve high performance and effective standards of service and customer satisfaction.

Have the ability to assign and prioritise work loads of all related sign shop activities including fabrication and installation.

Able to communicate both orally and in writing with staff, members of the public and contractors.

The technical ability to design using software that's used in the sign shop making industry proficiently and accurately.

Ensure all necessary actions to manage production costs.


Knowledge of Sign Lab 5 & software and other relevant software and it's                

applications in the manufacture of signs

Up to date knowledge and understanding of the traffic signs regulations.             

and general directions 2016.             


Level 2 NVQ in Sign making. 

Please review the attached Job Profile for further information on this exciting role you will be expected to be doing.

How to apply?
Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team at to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

We recognise the importance of having a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 31 March 2023
Shortlisting Date: 3 April 2023

Interview Date 5 – 13 April 2023

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils


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