Public Rights of Way and Experience Officer - Asset Management and Tourism Programme Delivery
The EXPERIENCE project is funded by the Interreg VA France Channel England Programme. EXPERIENCE is a €23 million project to promote off season tourism in the Channel Area. There are 14 partners in France and England.
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.
The Service is looking to recruit a motivated, experienced Public Rights of Way Officer to identify and deliver a programme of work through the EXPERIENCE Tourism project that improves the PROW asset in line with Rights of Way Improvement Plan priorities and encourages and supports off season tourism.
The role will operate from both our East Kent Office at East Brabourne, near Ashford, and our West Kent Office based at Kingshill, West Malling. The role requires close collaboration with the EXPERIENCE Project Manager and the North Downs Way Manager.
To be successful you will be confident, will enjoy working at many levels and with numerous partners. You will be able to represent the Service in an authoritative, diplomatic, helpful and confident manner, often in difficult situations. You will enjoy variety in your work and will learn quickly.
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, including the use of Geographical Information Systems.
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 have either proven experience of working within PROW or civil engineering and be educated to A level standard or higher.
If this sounds like you, then we would like to encourage you to apply.
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.
You may also be interested in the post - Public Rights of Way Officer - Asset Management Programme Delivery (REF/TP/370/535). If applying for both, please submit two separate applications.
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.
For further information on this role please contact Graham Rusling on 03000 413449