Job Title: Definitive Map Officer
Salary Range: £22,462 pa progressing to £29,636 pa dependent on skills and experience
Hours: 37 per week
* Knowledge of rights of way and countryside issues
* Able to carry out archive research, report writing and legal processes
* Ability to communicate, negotiate and influence
* Driving licence or access to a vehicle is essential; fleet vehicles available
We provide a high-quality legal service to applicants and landowners, to make changes to the Definitive Map & Statement of Public Rights of Way for Hertfordshire. In an often contentious service, we protect the rights of way network for people to use. Our work includes: historical document research and interpretation, analysing witness evidence, engaging with developers and landowners for diversions, creations and extinguishments, negotiating with a wide range of stakeholders including user groups, and processing commons and town or village green applications. We also provide advice to local planning authorities and developers to ensure that opportunities for informal recreation and commuting are provided - linking towns and villages to each other and the countryside.
* Providing a professional definitive map service to applicants and public
* Processing applications to amend rights of way, commons and greens
* Producing detailed reports and drafting accurate orders
* Consulting stakeholders and negotiating with objectors
* Acting as an expert witness at public inquiries
* Working collaboratively with our Access & Communities Teams
* Site visits, inspecting paths and meetings in rural locations, with difficult terrain
* Activities requiring manual handling, for which training is given.
To find out more or discuss this stimulating, varied and worthwhile challenge, please visit; https://jobs.hertfordshire.gov.uk/home.aspx
Or call Richard Cuthbert on 01992 555292.
Closing date: 17th July 2020
Interview date: Week commencing 3rd August 2020
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.