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Hampshire County Council

Rights of Way Officer


Salary Range: £27,009 - £30,101 per annum
Work Location: Basing House, Basingstoke
Hours per Week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 16 October 2022

Hampshire County Council Are Recruiting Rights of Way Officers Within the Countryside Service

We are looking to recruit a new Rights of Way Officer to come onboard. Joining an Area Access Team, you will undertake the direct management of public rights of way, access to areas of open country and other forms of public access to the countryside including the Service’s own sites. You will ensure that this access is protected, maintained, developed and promoted to a high standard in accordance with the Countryside Access Plan priorities, within budget and in line with the legislation.

The job has a wide programme of work, which includes the management of an Area Access Ranger Team. Working closely with the Area Countryside Access Manager, you will develop, plan and deliver your own work programme to attain high quality access along the rights of way network. With significant experience of rights of way work, you will also have a good understanding of law including the Highways Act 1980 and Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

The role includes frequent travelling throughout the area inspecting public rights of way, working with colleagues in the countryside and liaising with members of the public/landowners/stakeholders/contractors. The successful applicant will require a full driving license, use of a vehicle and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the role.

What We Can Offer You:

We offer a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace, where talent is truly recognised and developed. We have created an environment that you can look forward to being a part of and where you are empowered to be your best and believe in creating a workplace built on teamwork where people can grow and develop in their roles.

If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference in Hampshire, get in touch!

To find out more about what we can offer you in return, please see our Benefits Package.

Additional Information:

Rights of Way Officer Job Description & Person Specification

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Elliott Rowe, Area Countryside Access Manager on 07590 774290 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: 16/10/2022  Location: Basing House, Basingstoke

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