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General Foreperson - Surfacing

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently recruiting for a General Foreperson - Surfacing to join, support and lead a Surfacing team working on the National Pavement Solutions business.  This role will be based from our Alrewas site, near Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire and you will be required to travel across the assigned region and further across the UK; dependant of current works requirements.

The role is easily accessible from Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Walsall, Redditch, Wolverhampton, Nuneaton, Dudley, Sutton Coldfield, Bromsgrove, Tamworth and surrounding areas.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

The role of General Foreperson - Surfacing will report directly to the Supervisor.  As well as this you will provide supporting guidance on Surfacing matters on behalf of Tarmac National Paving, Pavements and Surfacing to our clients on whose contract/contracts upon which we are operating to ensure their objectives and targets are achieved leading to the successful overall delivery of the project. You as the General Foreperson - Surfacing will be responsible for:

  • Working unsupervised for all Paving, Pavements and Surfacing management duties that you will be trained for and be competent to undertake as part of a team and ensure compliance
  • Will be the leader and company ambassador and role model to National Paving, Pavements and Surfacing Operatives on site. Accountable and responsible for ensuring all policies and procedures are followed whilst passing on knowledge through coaching and mentoring
  • Support effective planning, programming and delivery of programme of works
  • Support achievement of Company and Contractual KPI’s
  • H & S – Zero accidents and environmental incidents, additionally promote and develop Health, Safety and wellbeing innovations    
  • Work collaboratively with Tarmacs Health, Safety & Wellbeing advisor to promote best practice across all works
  • Ensure all Health and Safety standards are being adhered too across all works
  • Ensure training qualifications and competence requirements are in place and monitored for all employees within their team
  • Support to ensure any CDM regulations (principle contractor responsibilities) are being adhered too across all works
  • Ensure environmental processes and best practice across the contract
  • Report then collate, gather and record relevant information relating to all site issues / incidents & to promote Near miss reporting

You must be able to travel across the region of work, this could be local or the entire UK – overnight accommodation will be arranged for you

A vehicle is provided with this role

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate for the position of General Foreperson - Surfacing will have experience and knowledge of Paving, Pavements and Surfacing systems. They will also:

  • You will have worked within a similar role within the Paving, Pavements and Surfacing industry and have knowledge of on-site Health and Safety policies and procedures associated with the role
  • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team and provide leadership in the role of General Foreperson - Surfacing
  • Possess good communications skills and will be able to liaise with stakeholders of varying seniority levels


  • CSCS card
  • SSSTS certificate
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Manual Handling
  • Have a flexible approach to location and shift patterns in accordance with needs of the business


  • CPCS plant operators’ qualifications
  • First Aid training & Mental Health First Aid Training
  • IOSH training

Why Tarmac

In addition to the role of General Foreperson - Surfacing we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • Bonus scheme 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

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Tarmac Trading Limited

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