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Public Rights of Way Improvement Officer

Worcestershire County Council
Worcester, Worcestershire
£27,687 – £29,669 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Job Title: Public Rights of Way Improvement Officer
Salary: £27,687 – £29,669 per annum
35 Hours per Week
County Hall, Worcester


The Role:
The Public Rights of Way Operations Team is seeking an enthusiastic professional to contribute to the management of our Public Rights of Way network.

This is an interesting and varied post. No two days are the same and the role would suit someone who enjoys a mix of outdoor, desk based and practical work while working with a variety of different people.

This is a key role within the team and has a wide variety of responsibilities, including managing recreational routes such as the Worcestershire Way and coordinating our volunteer schemes. 

You will carry out inspections of public rights of way, often in response to problems reported by the public, and draw up schedules of work to be carried out by contractors. You will also work with and manage our voluntary path warden scheme, including leading training courses and providing written guidance.

As well as a good understanding of Public Rights of Way management the post requires you to effectively manage a busy workload, work to deadlines, and have very good communication skills.

We are an established team of dedicated, friendly and supportive staff, and we are very proud of the work we do.

Hybrid and mobile working arrangements. Based in Worcester but regular travel throughout the County is required.

Informal enquiries: Phil Coulson, Public Rights of Way Operations Manager, Tel. 01905 843439

You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look!  Some of these offers include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

How to Apply:
Applications are invited to apply for this role.

Please find the application form, Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Please submit your application to

Application Closing Date: Sunday 28th July 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: Monday 12th August 2024




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The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

With so many ways to contribute, the chances are we have a job opportunity that's the career for you.

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Notes for applicants

When you click 'apply', you will be re-directed to Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

To submit your application, you will need to login to our site (this is a separate login to WM Jobs).

First time applicants will be asked to create a new account.  Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs board not via Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 

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01905 846666
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road

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