The starting salary for this position is £27,991 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
The Environment, Transport and 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 Team is within the ETI directorate. The team is responsible for looking after 2,000 miles of public paths, including countryside access, legal, maintenance and improvement work on rights of way. Additionally, the Countryside Access team is responsible for promoting countryside access and biodiversity.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Countryside Access Assistant to support the Countryside Access Officer. Working as part of a team you will be implementing the County Council's statutory and priority countryside access duties, powers and responsibilities; including maintenance and inspections.
To be successful in this role you will be an enthusiastic self-starter. You will also be organising work with volunteers, supporting their training and ensuring all necessary resources are provided to ensure the maximum outcome for volunteers, their personal safety and satisfaction.
You will have good IT and communication skills, with experience of establishing and nurturing multi-agency relationships (Borough, District, Town and Parish Councils, voluntary and community and partnership organisations).
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Understanding of rights of way and countryside access management and of practical techniques of rights of way maintenance and of countryside management
- Ability to drive or otherwise visit inaccessible locations, sometimes at short notice, therefore access to a car and a valid driving license will be required
- Ability to work outdoors in all weather and sometimes in difficult terrain
- Flexibility to occasionally work weekends and evenings
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st October 2021.
Interviews will take place week commencing 8th November 2021.
For an informal discussion please contact Hannah Gutteridge on 02085 418941 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
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.