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North Yorkshire County Council

Principal Definitive Map Officer

Northallerton (but currently working from home)
£34,788 to £38,813

A new opportunity has arisen within our Countryside Access Service for the position of Principal Definitive Map Officer to help manage casework arising from applications to modify the Definitive Map and Statement. There are two Principal Definitive Map Officer posts that provide technical advice and guidance to the team, making sure they follow legislative and council procedures in dealing with applications. A key part of this role will to be to review and develop working practices and create procedures to ensure that the team functions as efficiently as possible.

You’ll be joining a supportive, multi-skilled team who respond to Definitive Map Modification Order and Public Path Order applications from members of the public requesting changes to the public rights of way network. There is an increasing number of Definitive Map Modification Order applications being received as the 2026 cut-off date approaches, as well as historic applications. Clear policies and procedures are essential to make sure that the team process applications as consistently and efficiently as possible.

You’ll have a relevant qualification and experience with a proven track record in caseload allocation and management of performance. You will have a confident, diplomatic and persuasive personality to negotiate with, present to and influence a range of different people. You’ll also need to have a strong knowledge of the relevant legislation.

The post is usually based at County Hall, Northallerton but travel around the county may be necessary. In the current climate, home working is required and as we move into the future a balance of home and office based working will be expected.

To apply for this role, please click here 

Closing date: 25 August 2020

Interview date: 4 September 2020 (interviews conducted via Skype)

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