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Area Public Rights of Way Officer – Maintenance, Protection and Community Delivery

Kent County Council

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified candidate looking for the
opportunity for a career in public rights of way and countryside access.

The Public Rights of Way and Access Service is responsible for the recording, protection,
maintenance and improvement of Kent’s 6900 km of footpaths, bridleways and byways in the
‘Garden of England’. The network provides unparalleled access to Kent’s countryside and is
vital in supporting the rural economy, tourism and health as well as access to amenities and
services.

With hybrid working and an office location based at our rural Brabourne Office, near Ashford
you will be part of a supportive, dedicated, and enthusiastic team. As the first point of
contact for the Swale area, you will undertake a variety of operational duties particularly in
respect to the maintenance, enforcement and protection of PROW in this beautiful part of the
county. You will be confident to be able to work at many levels and to represent the service in
an authoritative, helpful and confident manner, often in difficult situations. You will work
closely with the general public, landowners, local councils and other agencies.

The post carries a high-volume workload. You will be able to display excellent organisation and
communication skills, be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively. You will have
excellent I.T. skills.

You will be required to work outside as well as in all weathers. You will often be working in
remote locations on your own around Kent and therefore need to have a full UK driving licence
and use of a vehicle – The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this
job requires the jobholder to drive, your application will still be considered if you are
unable to drive due to a disability.

As a member of the team, you will also have access to a competitive range of benefits,
including:

  • an excellent local government pension scheme
  • flexible working
  • a generous holiday entitlement of 26 days (raising to 28 after 5 years service (KR7) or 28
    days raising to 30 days after 5 years service (KR8-10)
  • training and career development opportunities
  • access to a range of local and national discounts and cashback through our Kent Rewards
    website

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a
statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a
command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job
requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person
Specification.

For the full career grade details, please view the career grade document on
https://jobsearch.kent.gov.uk/…

Contact Details:

Andrew Hutchinson 03000 418185 [email protected]

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