Hertfordshire Health Walks Officer
Starting Salary: £22,462 pa progressing to £29,636 pa dependent on skills and experience
Full Time Hours, Fixed Term Contract to 31/3/2021 (with possible extension subject to funding)
We are looking for someone to join our small but highly successful Hertfordshire Health Walks Team. Hertfordshire Health Walks is a health improvement initiative delivered through a supported network of volunteers. The walks are free, short and graded to make physical activity as barrier-free and accessible as possible. In this role, you will be involved in everything from recruiting volunteer walk leaders and participants, planning safe and appropriate walking routes, promoting the walks programme and liaising with healthcare and community advocates. You will need to combine plenty of enthusiasm, with the initiative to work autonomously, motivate others and have the drive to achieve great results.
*Able to plan and deliver work effectively, independently and as part of a team
*Able to communicate with a broad range of audiences to achieve your goals
*Able to work in an organised and professional manner, assimilate information and develop skills quickly to make a meaningful contribution
*Excellent IT literacy skills
*A full current driving licence is essential
Hertfordshire’s Countryside & Rights of Way Service works in partnership with landowners and communities to manage our access network and develop projects that enhance the environment for people and wildlife. We also provide opportunities for informal recreation through leading events and guided walks, promoting cycle routes linking towns and the countryside and devising site based leaflets and interpretation. Our multi-disciplinary team currently benefits from qualifications and practical project delivery experience in the fields of: ecology, forestry, arboriculture, landscape architecture, habitat restoration, species reintroduction, reserves management, access and Rights of Way, community engagement and health improvement.
*Flexible working arrangements
*Excellent career development potential
*Salary exchange for additional benefits
*Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
*Occupational maternity/paternity and adoption pay
*A range of wellbeing and reward schemes
To find out more or discuss this stimulating, varied & worthwhile challenge, please visit our:
Website - www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks
Facebook page - www.facebook.com/HertfordshireHealthWalks
Or call Tony Bradford on 01992 588433.
Closing date: 17/03/2019
Interview date: w/c 01/04/2019