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Hampshire County Council

Countryside Project Officer


Job Details:

Salary Range: £26,544 - £29,583 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £15,926 - £17,749 per annum)
Work Location: River Hamble Country Park, Bursledon
Hours per week: 22.2
Contract Type: Temporary (12 Months - Maternity Cover)
Closing Date: 3 October 2021

Hampshire County Council is recruiting a Project Officer within the Countryside Service to cover maternity leave. Joining the Countryside Project Team you will develop, coordinate and deliver a programme of works - mainly on Hampshire’s Public Rights of Way network and our open spaces.

You will be expected to continue to build on our partnership with New Forest District Council by delivering projects on their behalf as part of their Mitigation Strategy. As the post will require county-wide travel, you will be able to fulfil the travel requirements of this role.

To develop, coordinate and support a programme of projects on public rights of way, areas of open country and other forms of public access to the countryside on behalf of New Forest District Council.

These activities will be developed and promoted to a high standard in accordance with New Forest District Council’s Mitigation Strategy.

Hampshire County Council is a flexible employer interested in making the most of your skills and offers a great work life balance. We will also invest in you through our internal development programmes and training. Hampshire County Council offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Additional Information:

Countryside Project Officer Job Description and Person Specification

Whilst this role is office based (River Hamble Country Park) you will be expected to attend external meetings at other locations. All Hampshire County Council Staff are following current government guidelines around homeworking where possible. It is intended that when it is safe to do so, we will return to a blend of office and homeworking in the future.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

James Adkins, Senior Project Manager on 07793 758558 or

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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Closing Date: 03/10/2021  Location: River Hamble Country Park, Bursledon

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