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Logo: Wiltshire CouncilCountryside Access Officer

Salary:                         £29,636 - £31,371

Date Closes:                11/07/2019

Ref Number:                 CNS00414

Working Pattern:          Permanent Full Time

Location:                      Wilton, Salisbury




Wiltshire Council is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced countryside access officer to fulfil an exciting new role within the rights of way and countryside service and offers the benefit of flexible-working including working at home, local government pension and the opportunity to join a welcoming and innovative council.




About the role


Reporting to the countryside access team leader, you will join a small county-wide team which is responsible for the administrative management and maintenance of the councilís countryside sites and public rights of way and access land, including the taking of enforcement action where required to ensure the removal of obstructions.


As a countryside access officer you will manage, supervise and work alongside community groups, volunteers and landowners and occupiers to ensure the provision of high-quality public access within the countryside of Wiltshire.


You will advise on proposals and applications to create, divert and extinguish public rights of way. To seek and implement improvements to public access with particular emphasis on helping to achieve the aspirations of local communities and people with disabilities.


About you


You will have experience working with landowners and occupiers and their agents, including experience of managing, working with, supervising and providing training to volunteers.


To have a sound knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation and an understanding of practical countryside site and/or path maintenance techniques.


You will be educated to degree level qualification in countryside management, access management or other relevant discipline with some experience in countryside management or management of public access and rights of way or significant relevant experience.


Interviews will take place week commencing 22nd July 2019.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.


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