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Countryside Commissioning Visitor Improvements Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/28201/9670
  • Published: Mon 10/08/2020, 18:01 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/08/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 - £39,246
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

About the ETI Directorate

The Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate is responsible for a wide range of services including highways, transport, planning, countryside and waste management. These services are critical for people living, working and travelling through Surrey, delivered by the county council or in partnership.

About the Team

The Countryside Commissioning Team is a newly created team within the Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate. The team play an important role in enhancing the services provided on the Countryside Estate.

About the role

As a Countryside Commissioning Visitor Improvements Officer, you will play a crucial role in using the Council’s commissioning-based approach to visitor services on the Countryside Estate. You will be an integral part of the team and responsible for implementing a capital programme, to install amenity improvements on our countryside estate and co-design additional services with stakeholders to broaden the current visitor base.

About you

This is an exciting challenge for a highly motivated individual with a "can-do" attitude. To be shortlisted for an interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Proven experience in delivering countryside management projects and reporting progress to funders
  • Detailed and up to date knowledge of land management legislation and issues.
  • Good understanding of visitor engagement and countryside management.
  • Excellent understanding of project management, including costing, effective management of contractors and financial control.
  • Ability to work flexibly on a range of tasks.
  • Ability to work independently, but also as part of a wider team.
  • Be both approachable and committed to delivering excellent customer service.
Job Advert

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to encourage others to enjoy and protect it? If yes, then we want to hear from you! 

The Countryside Commissioning Team within the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC) is seeking to appoint a Visitor Improvement Officer. This position is for 36 hours a week and is based at Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract or secondment.

Staff interested in applying for a secondment opportunity should discuss with your Line Manager before submitting your application.

Additional Information

Interested in finding out more?

For more information on this role please review the Job Profile attached to the bottom of this advert before applying. For further discussion prior to applying please contact Katie McDonald by email katie.mcdonald@surreycc.gov.uk

How to apply?

Please apply via Surrey County Council's recruitment portal by completing a questionnaire, uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.

Closing date for applications: 24 August 2020 at 23:59

Interview: Late August/Early September via video link.

A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/28201/9670
  • Published: Mon 10/08/2020, 18:01 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/08/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 - £39,246
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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