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Countryside Access Officer OCC7421

Job Details:

Salary Range: £21,074 – £29,055 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Work Location: Ron Groves House, Oxford
Hours per week: 37.00
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 25th January 2019
 

Advert Text:

Our Countryside Service function is expanding and due to an internal promotion has created an exciting opportunity to play a central role in providing, maintaining and protecting access to the wonderful countryside of Oxfordshire.

We are looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic countryside access professional with proven experience of rights of way management to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for a 2600-mile countryside access network.

The post is on a ‘career grade’ with a wide salary scale. Starting point on this scale is negotiable depending on skills and experience, but we are looking to appoint towards the top of the grade.

Job Purpose:

  • To support the Technical Officer and deliver the specialist element of the highway service and operations that are attributed to the post.
  • This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all relevant county policies and procedures are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies

 

For further information regarding the role please view the links below:

job description

Context Statement
 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Pro-actively deliver the element of the service in all aspects of successful project delivery
  • To act as a supporting member of the team within the identified field of the job description e.g. drainage, trees, bridges etc.
  • Maintaining excellent, effective working relationships with stakeholders and operational teams.
  • Manage own workload and the resources required to ensure successful project delivery.
  • To assume direct responsibility for budget monitoring (Grade 9 only).
  • Promote a strong customer service focus within the Service and where possible take account of customer requirements.
  • Promote and deliver improved communication with individual residents, communities, other local authorities and key stakeholders, in ways that are clear, coherent and jargon free.
  • Provide necessary information for performance management measures.
  • Remain contemporary with legislation and best practice, and ensure that relevant initiatives are adopted to develop the effectiveness of the service

Selection Criteria - Essential:

Educational achievements, Qualifications, Training and Knowledge:

  • Experience of working within the specified area of expertise
  • Knowledge of the latest legislative requirements as they relate to the identified specialist field.

 

Job related aptitude and skills:

For G9 post (£26,470 - £29,055 per annum):

  • Education to level 4 NVQ or equivalent in a related discipline or experience of working in a local government environment for a period of 5 years
  • Appropriate specific technical qualifications related to the service such as monitoring street works or an arboricultural qualification (not an exhaustive list)
  • Experience of managing schemes and projects
  • Ability to use word processing, spread sheets and presentation software
  • Experience of carrying out data collection and analysis
  • Basic budget management skills

 

For G8 post (£23,866 -£26,470 per annum):

  • Education to level 3 NVQ or equivalent in a related discipline or experience of working in a local government environment for a period of 3 years
  • Appropriate specific technical qualifications related to the service such as monitoring street works or an arboricultural qualification (not an exhaustive list)
  • Experience of planning schemes and projects
  • Ability to use word processing, spread sheets and presentation software
  • Experience of carrying out data collection and analysis For G7 post:
  • Education to level 2 NVQ or equivalent in a related discipline or
  • Experience of working in a local government environment for one year
  • Appropriate specific technical qualification related to the service such as LANTRA - Highway Safety Inspectors Modular qualifications (not an exhaustive list)
  • Experience of planning schemes and projects
  • Ability to use word processing, spread sheets and presentation software
  • Experience of carrying out data collection and analysis

 

For G7 post(£21,074 - £23,111 per annum):

  • Education to level 2 NVQ or equivalent in a related discipline or
  • Experience of working in a local government environment for one year
  • Appropriate specific technical qualification related to the service such as LANTRA - Highway Safety Inspectors Modular qualifications (not an exhaustive list)
  • Experience of planning schemes and projects
  • Ability to use word processing, spread sheets and presentation software
  • Experience of carrying out data collection and analysis

 

Special Requirements:

Ability to communicate to other people with confidence and in ways that are clear and jargon free.

 

Physical:

The ability to drive and the possession of a current driving licence, or ability to demonstrate an effective means of travel to remote areas of the county, are essential.

The willingness to provide or utilise suitable transport for use during work hours for which a car or travel allowance will be paid and /or willingness to use a suitable vehicle provided for their duties.

 

Equal Opportunities:

Commitment to, and understanding of, the principles of Equal Opportunities for all, in employment and the delivery of services.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Hugh Potter on 07766 998704, or Andrew Vidovic on 07584 262453.

 

 

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.

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