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Countryside Capital Programme Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/128923/24451
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 11:06 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Redhill or Guildford

The starting salary for this role is £31,273 per annum for working 36 hours per week (pay review pending). You will be based at either Whitebeam Lodge, Merrow or Consort House, Redhill (to be agreed).

Are you looking for a varied role in the countryside helping to maintain and improve public rights of way? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Countryside Capital Programme Officer in our Maintenance and Enforcement team to manage the delivery of our capital works improvement programme. The post holder will be responsible for identifying, commissioning, and managing a range of projects including bridge refurbishments and replacements, and surfacing schemes.

The Countryside Access team sits within our Environment, Transport and Infrastructure Directorate and looks after nearly 2,200 miles of public rights of way. It is responsible for the maintenance and enforcement, improvement, and legal definition work across the network, as well as promoting countryside access and biodiversity. The role implements the County Council's statutory and priority countryside access duties, powers and responsibilities, including maintenance and inspections.

We are seeking an enthusiastic self-starter, with a passion for the countryside and belief in access to it for all. You will be organised, with good IT and communication skills, and able to liaise with the public, partner organisations, landholders and contractors to ensure our rights of way are safe and accessible. You should have practical knowledge of minor construction techniques and procedures and the requirements associated with contract commissioning.

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

  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for rights of way and countryside access
  • An interest in rights of way maintenance, and the skills and experience necessary to plan, commission and manage small capital projects such as bridge refurbishments or replacements, and surfacing projects
  • Ability to drive or otherwise visit inaccessible locations, with equipment and sometimes at short notice. Therefore, a valid driving license and access to a car is required
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather and sometimes in difficult terrain
  • Flexibility to occasionally work weekends and evenings

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24th July 2022.

Interviews will take place on 8th and 9th August 2022.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Mary-Ann Edwards on 07773 225513 or at maryann.edwards@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

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.

Our Commitment

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/128923/24451
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 11:06 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Redhill or Guildford

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