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Assistant Rights of Way Officer

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Ref: FS06559
  • Closing date: 03 January 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £21,697 - £22,890

The opportunity

Buckinghamshire County Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Rights of Way Officer.  In this role you will help to manage the network of public rights of way in Buckinghamshire, that give access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the South East of England.

About the role


This busy and challenging role is based in Aylesbury.   You will help with the day to day management of 2200 miles of public rights of way, reporting to the Rights of Way Operations Team Leader and the Area Rights of Way Officers who cover the County.  The main responsibilities are, to help co-ordinate Maintenance Works with the Rights of Way Work Gangs, Path Maintenance Volunteers, Parish Councils and landowners, carry out inspections to assess maintenance and enforcement issues which have been reported by the public, record customer complaints and feedback to customers on progress to resolve issues, and update records on the Rights of Way database. The post carries a high-volume workload in one of the most popular walking and riding areas in the country.

About you

You will need good organisational skills and the ability to remain focussed on the task. It is a challenging role, which will ideally suit you if you are educated to degree level or equivalent.  Previous knowledge of rights of way management would be advantageous but not essential. You must be computer literate, preferably with GIS database skills.

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

Other Information

Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.

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.

About the Business Unit

The future of our county's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We’re adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.

We Recognise and 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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