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Area Rights of Way Officer

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Ref: FS05892
  • Closing date: 08 October 2017
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary: £26,168 - £27,607


In this varied role, you’ll manage access on a network of paths that give access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the South East of England.

About us

Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money.

Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.

About the role

This busy and challenging role is based in Aylesbury, and requires ensuring that the legal obligations to maintain paths are carried out, and take enforcement action wherever necessary to ensure that paths remain open. The post carries a high-volume workload in one of the most popular walking and riding areas in the country. You will work closely with our stakeholders, landowners, local councils and user groups, to ensure the network remains accessible for all.


For full details of the requirements of this role please see the job summary below.

About you

You will need good organisational skills and the ability to remain focussed on the task. It is a challenging role, that will ideally suit you if you are educated to degree level or equivalent, with at least 2 years experience of rights of way management, including enforcement work. You must be computer literate, and if you have GIS database skills, that will be a distinct advantage.  Contract and project management and the ability to communicate with clarity and diplomacy will be other key qualities. Applicants should preferably be Members of the Institute of Public Rights of Way Officers.

The successful applicant will have an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution, working on and promoting, some of the best walking a riding environments in the UK.

To discuss the post please contact Joanne Taylor, Rights of Way Operations Team Leader on 01296 383410. 

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Our values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.  Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

We recognise & reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership. 

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