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Public Rights of Way Officer

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

Role Responsibility

Are you looking to progress your career in public rights of way and access management? Kent County Council is seeking to recruit a Rights of Way Improvement Plan Officer.

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. 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.

Based at Invicta House, Maidstone; the role of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) Projects and Programme Delivery Officer is responsible for ensuring Rights of Way Improvement Plan targets and multi-agency access initiatives are delivered across the County.

You will lead on the implementation of numerous public rights of way (PROW) and countryside access initiatives some of which will involve partners and stakeholders.

You will plan and deliver schemes often within tight timescales; including the bidding for and securing of external funding/ grants and non-financial assistance from partners.

You will contribute to responses made to local and strategic consultations as required and seek to link new development to existing access in the growth areas, working closely with planners and developers.

You will have proven experience of working within Public Rights of Way. You will be able to display excellent organisation and communication skills and be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively. You will have excellent IT skills.

You will work outside as well as in, in all weathers, often in remote locations in and around Kent.

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

For further information on this role, please contact Graham Rusling:

03000 413449

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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