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Hertfordshire County Council

Trainee Access Officer

Job number: HCC19939

Location: Hertford

Salary range: £23,484 - £25,927

Contract type: Fixed Term until 31 March 2024

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Closing date: 26 June 2022.

A unique opportunity has become available for a recent graduate to join our busy Access Team, responsible for the maintenance and improvement of our 3200+km network of footpaths, bridleways, and byways. You will gain valuable experience working in an interesting and varied role and will receive support to develop your portfolio of skills and experience in a dynamic, supportive environment.

At a time when we are seeing the pace of growth across the county reach levels not seen in a generation. Our communities are also understanding the benefits of access to greenspace for health and wellbeing as never before. Join us and help shape future opportunities for leisure, recreation, and non-motorised travel in the north Hertfordshire area.

About you:

  • Graduate calibre candidate looking to develop expertise and competence in Public Rights of Way management
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in the environment sector
  • Able to work in an organised and professional manner, assimilate information from more experienced colleagues and develop skills quickly to make a meaningful contribution
  • Excellent IT literacy skills
  • A full current driving licence is essential

   
About us:

Hertfordshire County Council’s ambitious policies relating to Sustainability and Active Travel make the Countryside & Rights of Way Service more relevant than ever. We work in partnership with landowners, communities, volunteers, and other local authorities to protect and improve the network of public rights of way and accessible greenspaces in Hertfordshire.

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

Benefits:

  • Guidance from senior staff and the opportunity to work alongside experienced Projects Officers who can provide on-the-job training
  • Multiple opportunities to develop a varied experience portfolio
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Ability to work remotely, although regular trips into the office and county required
  • Excellent career development potential
  • Salary exchange for additional benefits
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Occupational maternity/paternity and adoption pay
  • A range of wellbeing and reward schemes

   
To find out more or discuss this stimulating, varied and worthwhile challenge, please visit our:
Website - www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/cms
Facebook page - www.facebook.com/HertsCMS
Or contact Lee Tyson on 01992 588433

Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website

Closing date: 26/06/2022
Interview date: w/c 04/07/2022

Apply now online at www.countyofopportunity.co.uk quoting reference HCC

Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.

Application Information

How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.

Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here

Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.

Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.

Non Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants who already have an established right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorships for this post

Additional Information

English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Why Hertfordshire: Watch our ‘Why Hertfordshire’ video. Our staff use their own words to tell their story and share their experiences of what it is like working here. Take your next step in your career.

Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website

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Closing Date: 26/06/2022  Location: Hertford

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