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Oxfordshire County Council

Senior Officer (Countryside Access Delivery Team)

Salary range: £24,982 - £27,741 per annum
Work location: Sutton Farm, Witney
Hours per week: 37 – we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Permanent

An exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in providing, maintaining and protecting access to the extensive public rights of way network across the county.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our busy and well established front-line service delivery team.

About us

The Countryside Access Delivery Team provide a modern, responsive and effective maintenance service for the county’s residents and visitors across the 2600-mile public rights of way network.

About the role

You will assist and support the practical delivery of small-scale projects across the county. Operating from our new workshop based at Sutton near Eynsham the work will vary hugely from installing fingerposts, clearing fallen trees and vegetation to installing bridges, gates, surfacing and drainage projects as well as supporting the work of volunteer, community & special interest groups in this area.

In the Senior Officer role you will report daily to the Countryside Access Delivery Supervisor.

This post is permanent, subject to satisfactory probationary period and you will be required to fulfil the travel requirements of role.

About you

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 on public rights of way. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to think on your feet and respond flexibly to competing demands on your time with a highly practical skill set developed in the field.

Rewards and benefits

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

For an informal discussion about the role please contact James Smith, Countryside Access - Delivery Team Leader, on 07551 680645.

For more information and to apply click here

Closing date: Sunday 16th May 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 24th May 2021

Closing Date: 16/05/2021  Location: Sutton near Eynsham

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