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Logo: Oxfordshire County CouncilCountryside Tasks Team - Senior Assistant


Salary Range: £24,313 - £26,999 per annum (typical Grade 8 salary range)

Work Location: Eynsham, Oxfordshire

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent


An exciting opportunity to play a central role in providing, maintaining and protecting access to the wonderful countryside of Oxfordshire.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual with a passion for the countryside to join our front-line in-house maintenance service.


The Countryside Tasks Team look after the practical management of a 2600-mile public rights of way network providing a service that is both sensitive and responsive to the needs of the public, landowners and local communities. In your role you will assist and support the Tasks Team Supervisor by leading the practical delivery of the County Councilís statutory duties. Working with existing team members you will, alongside the current Senior Assistant, be responsible for daily supervision and direction of the two Tasks Team Assistants in the direct delivery of small-scale practical maintenance and improvement projects on the public rights of way network. You will be required to work extensively outdoors throughout the year, sometimes in remote locations, leading the team using your proven practical countryside skills.


Holding a qualification in countryside management or in a related discipline, you will have at least two years of experience to bring to a team setting with a view to consolidate or further develop knowledge of leading small teams to deliver high quality results in the field.  Ideally you will already have experience and relevant certification in the application and maintenance of power tools and plant. You will also have the necessary skills to accurately interpret Ordnance Survey plans and fulfil the travel requirements of the role.


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Closing date: 7 April 2019

Revisionary interview date: 17 April 2019.




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