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Logo: Devon County CouncilPublic Rights of Way Officer (Definitive Map Review)

County Hall, Exeter EX2 4QD

Reference: REC/18/00731

£26,470 - £30,756

Permanent, full time


We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join Devon County Councilís well regarded Public Rights of Way Team. The County Council is responsible for over 5,000 kilometres of public rights of way and manages a large network of local and regional routes (such as the Tarka Trail and Exe Estuary Trail) and the South West Coast Path National Trail.


The definitive map and statement is the legal record of public rights of way. You will be part of an established team and your primary role will be to carry out the County Councilís statutory duties to ensure that the map and statement provide an accurate record of public rights of way in the county, by assessing and processing modification and public path orders. You will investigate claims and consider evidence for changing the map and statement, to undertake the research and interpretation of historical documents, evaluate witness statements, undertake site visits and consult with the public and stakeholders. You will also prepare and present reports to Committee, process orders and prepare and present cases at public inquiries and hearings. You will occasionally be required to attend public meetings outside of normal office hours.


This role requires the ability to write clear, detailed reports and to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.


Proven experience in rights of way law and practice is essential. Membership of the Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management would be an advantage.


This is your opportunity to make a difference to Devonís public rights of way network.


For an informal discussion please contact Helen Clayton on 01392 382602 or for more information and to apply, please click here


Closing Date: 14/05/18.

Interview dates: 06/06/18 and 07/06/18.



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