The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week (pro-rata for part-time). This opportunity is offered as a fixed-term, 12 month contract.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. We work flexibly as a team, between our office base, home working and at our countryside sites across the County. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
The Visitor Services Team, within the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate at Surrey County Council is seeking to appoint a Visitor Improvements Officer for Natural Capital.
The ETI directorate is responsible for delivering 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.
The Visitor Services Team is within the Natural Capital Group in the ETI directorate. We work closely with various teams in Natural Capital who deliver work such as countryside estate operations and maintenance, access and public rights of way and countryside partnerships.
We also work closely with teams across Surrey County Council and external organisations who we want to continue to build our relationships with to enable us to deliver on our outcomes which are aligned to our organisational priorities.
The Visitor Improvements Officer will be responsible for delivering key activity and projects related to our key outcomes to transform our service for residents and visitors. These include broadening access to the SCC owned and managed countryside estate to low user groups, increasing engagement of our most vulnerable communities and developing a sustainable long-term approach to monitoring and evaluation of engagement in the Countryside.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of planning and delivery of projects from initiation through to closure
- Experience of developing engagement plans for partnership activities, external groups and key stakeholders
- An ability to plan practical action and evaluation informed by research and data
- An ability to work effectively under pressure both independently and collaboratively
- A passion for the countryside
To apply for this role please upload a C.V and personal statement of up to 2 pages of A4.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Package Description
This advert closes at 23:59 on 20th September 2021.
Interviews are planned to take place week commencing 27/09/2021, in person at the Merrow Complex (subject to Covid-19 restrictions allowing this at the time).
For an informal discussion please contact Amy Cosgrave by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to part time and 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.