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Public Rights of Way Officer

Darlington Borough Council
Darlington, Durham
£32,234 - £34,728 per annum
Closing date
24 Jan 2021

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The Highway Asset Management Section is responsible for the maintenance of highways, bridges, street lighting and public rights of way within the Borough.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Public Rights of Way network which includes the manual routine inspection of the Boroughs network including the recording of asset condition and identifying any defects using tablet devices, and organising and supervising the resulting minor repairs using our approved contractors.

You will also deal with applications for Path Orders and Definitive Map Modification Orders, temporary PRoW closures, complaints, reports, and freedom of information requests following the Councils policies and procedures.

You will also be expected to act as a point of contact for some of Darlington's partnership projects such as Discover Brightwater and River Tees Rediscovered and take a leading role in reviewing our Rights of Way improvement plan.

You should be IT literate (capable of using Microsoft Office applications including Word/Excel etc) and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences both verbally and in writing.

The ability to work accurately and with attention to detail is essential for this post, along with the ability to organise your own work with minimum supervision

The rewards for working at the Council go beyond the salary you will receive with numerous additional benefits such as:

•   31 days annual leave
•   Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
•   Enhanced Maternity/Paternity and Adoption Leave Payments
•   Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
•   Flexi Time Scheme
•   Cycle to Work Scheme in partnership with Halfords
•   Access to Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services
•   Reduced membership to the Dolphin Centre's 'Fit 4 Life' package

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion please contact Dave McGuckin, Highway Asset Manager on 01325 406616.


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