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Area Public Rights Of Way Officer - Maintenance, Protection and Community Delivery

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

Role Responsibility

Area Public Rights of Way Officer Maintenance, Protection and Community Delivery

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified candidate looking for the opportunity for a career in public rights of way and countryside access.

The Public Rights of Way and Access Service is responsible for the recording, protection, maintenance and improvement of Kent’s 6900 km of footpaths, bridleways and byways in the ‘Garden of England’. The network provides unparalleled access to Kent’s countryside and is vital in supporting the rural economy, tourism and health as well as access to amenities and services.

With hybrid working and an office location based at our rural Brabourne Office, near Ashford you will be part of a supportive, dedicated, and enthusiastic team. As the first point of contact for the Swale area, you will undertake a variety of operational duties particularly in respect to the maintenance, enforcement and protection of PROW in this beautiful part of the county. You will be confident to be able to work at many levels and to represent the service in an authoritative, helpful and confident manner, often in difficult situations. You will work closely with the general public, landowners, local councils and other agencies.

The post carries a high-volume workload. You will be able to display excellent organisation and communication skills, be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively. You will have excellent I.T. skills.

You will be required to work outside as well as in all weathers. You will often be working in remote locations on your own around Kent and therefore need to have a full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle - The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this job requires the jobholder to drive, your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.

As a member of the team, you will also have access to a competitive range of benefits, including:

  • an excellent local government pension scheme
  • flexible working
  • a generous holiday entitlement of 26 days (raising to 28 after 5 years service (KR7) or 28 days raising to 30 days after 5 years service (KR8-10)
  • training and career development opportunities
  • access to a range of local and national discounts and cashback through our  Kent Rewards website

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.



Contact Details

Andrew Hutchinson 03000 418185

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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