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Public Rights of Way Officer - Asset Management Programme Delivery

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

Role Responsibility

The Public Rights of Way and Access Service is responsible for the recording, protection and maintenance of Kent’s 6900 km network of footpaths, bridleways and byways. 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.

We want a motivated, experienced Public Rights of Way (PROW) Officer to join the Public Rights of Way and Access Service in either our East Kent Team based at East Brabourne, near Ashford, or our West Kent Team based at Kings Hill near West Malling.

We are looking for someone who enjoys variety in their work and will learn quickly. You will deliver programmes of work to maintain and improve the public rights of way network. These programmes make a real difference to the quality of life for residents and visitors to Kent. You will be confident and be able to work at many levels. You will be able to represent the service in an authoritative, helpful and confident manner, often in difficult situations.

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, in all weathers and undertake practical work. You will often be working in remote locations on your own around Kent and therefore need to be able to travel around without using public transport.

You will be educated to A level standard or higher.

If this sounds like you, then we would like to encourage you to apply.

You may also be interested in the currently advertised - Asset Management Programme Delivery ‘Experience’ Project Officer, job reference REF/TP/370/538. If applying for both, please submit two separate applications.

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.

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.

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact-

Andrew Hutchinson 03000 418185 or David Munn 03000 414121

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