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Countryside Liaison Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/5130/10090
  • Published: Mon 14/09/2020, 16:43 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 - £34,519
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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.

The Countryside, Access & Operations Team, is within the Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate. The team are responsible for managing public access to the countryside and looking after the Council's 10,000 acre countryside estate. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Countryside Liaison Officer to implement the County Council's statutory and priority countryside access duties, powers and responsibilities on our countryside estate.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter, organised, with excellent people skills. They will undertake an investigation of reports/issues relating to the Countryside estate, including report handling and prioritisation, site inspections, liaison and issue resolution. This will include occasional weekend and bank holiday working.

The post holder will undertake regular and effective communications with the public, partners, landowners and other organisations. They will ensure effective records and data management and ensure relevant health and safety arrangements, including for contractors, volunteers and the public, in order that the County Council's statutory obligations are met.

You will have good IT and communication skills and able to form excellent relationships with partner organizations, such as other councils, landowners, contractors, voluntary and community groups.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:

  • Good understanding of countryside management issues
  • Ability to drive or otherwise visit inaccessible locations, sometimes at short notice and a valid driving license will be required. A vehicle is provided
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather and sometimes in difficult terrain
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings

For more information, please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description.

Additional Information

Contact Details

For an informal discussion, contact Steve Mitchell on 07968 832450 or by e-mail at steve.mitchell@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23.59 hours on 4th October 2020.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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 under represented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/5130/10090
  • Published: Mon 14/09/2020, 16:43 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 - £34,519
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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