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Public Rights of Way Officer | Greater Manchester, Salford | Permanent | £30-35k

We are currently looking for an ambitious individual looking to build their reputation and portfolio of experience in a successful, rapidly growing consultancy based in the North West.

As Public Rights of Way Officer you will:

  • Carry out site inspections and ensure that the Authority statutory responsibilities for public rights of way are implemented on the ground by negotiation with landowners and stakeholders.
  • Organise work programmes in line with an agreed statement of priorities, within allocated budgets and legal responsibilities to ensure that rights of way are open and available.
  • Deliver necessary maintenance works through contractor district, landowners and volunteers and ensuring that the authority meets its legal responsibilities with regard to procurement, health and safety and provision of plans of underground services.
  • Monitor quality of work by contractors and private landowners to ensure the best value and maintain accurate records, files and statistics for a range of rights of way activities.
  • Respond to enquiries from all stakeholders about rights of way matters and ensure that they are dealt with in an efficient manner.
  • Be familiar with and able to operate the IT systems used within the group insofar as this is necessary for the efficient carrying out of the range of duties allocated to the post.
  • In the carrying out of the duties of the post, at all times to think creatively about ways to increase efficiency and improve the service given and bring forward ideas and suggestions to the notice of the management team.

Your experience will include:

  • Some experience of a wide range of rights of way /access management and maintenance issues.
  • The experience of handling people in difficult circumstances using tact and diplomacy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of land management practices
  • Ability to maintain computerised records and write clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to undertake regular site visits in the alone working situation which may involve difficult or uneven terrain.
  • Relevant Degree or HND (or Equivalent) in Environmental, Countryside or Transport/Engineering related discipline or PROW /Countryside Access experience within a local authority or charity setting.