About the role
The Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate is responsible for a wide range of services including highways, transport, planning, countryside and waste management. These services are critical for people living, working and travelling through Surrey, delivered by the county council or in partnership.
The Countryside Access & Operations Team is within the Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate. The team are responsible for managing public access to the countryside and looking after the Council’s 10,000 acre countryside estate.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Countryside Access Assistant to assist with implementing the County Council's statutory and priority countryside access duties, powers and responsibilities on our countryside estate.
You will be an enthusiastic self-starter, often working independently on site, inspecting issues and reports. You will undertake a range of practical maintenance tasks and organize work with volunteers, supporting groups and individuals as necessary in order to ensure their personal safety and satisfaction.
You will have good IT and communication skills and able to form excellent relationships with partner organizations, such as: other councils, landowners, contractors, voluntary and community groups.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:
- Understanding of countryside management issues and of practical maintenance techniques.
- Ability to drive or otherwise visit inaccessible locations, sometimes at short notice and a valid driving license will be required. A vehicle is provided
- Ability to work outdoors in all weather and sometimes in difficult terrain.
- Flexibility to work weekends and evenings.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Steve Mitchell on 07968 832450 or by e-mail at email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19 June 2020.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
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.
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