Countryside Access Officer

Full Time
£28,226 - £29,174 a year
Posted 10 days ago
Job description
Job title Countryside Access Officers - EI655e Job reference REQ00000014034 Date posted 21/07/2022 Application closing date 21/08/2022 Location CARLISLE Salary £28,226 - £29,174 Package Blank Contractual hours 37 Basis Full time Job category/type OTHER Attachments Blank Job description

Countryside Access Officers x 2

Salary: £28,226 – £29,174

Hours: 2 posts, each 37 hours per week.

Workbase: Carlisle

Contract: Permanent

Are you an exceptional communicator with experience in public right of way and want to develop your career within Highways?

Cumbria County Council’s Highways service have two fantastic Countryside Access Officer opportunities!

As a Countryside Access Officer, you will become part of a team that not only carry out the council’s duty to survey and maintain the vast rights of way network in Cumbria but also work on projects to improve the network. Your work will also involve working on the three National Trails and working with Natural England further develop the new England Coast Path and start work on the Coast to Coast route. Therefore a good working knowledge of project management will be required.

The work will also involve the maintenance of the definitive map and statement, work on traffic regulation orders and liaison with the general public, contractors, landowners and utility companies.

Who we are looking for

Ideal applicants will be committed to personal development and may wish to work towards qualifications. You will have a good knowledge of rights of way regarding maintenance and their legal recording. The work will require you to access all the networks throughout Cumbria and to hold a current UK driving license

If you are considering moving to Cumbria, we understand relocating can be challenging and we offer a comprehensive package of support and benefits to help you settle in.

For more information about the role or relocation package please contact Chris Graham - Countryside Access Officer on 07768 966086

Interview information

Closing date: 21/08/2022

Interview date: 31/08/2022

We are able to accommodate both in person and virtual interviews. If virtual, your interview will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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