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Rights of Way Officer

Cambridgeshire County Council
£28,226 - £30,095
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Environment, Highways
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Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Rights of Way Officer role is based within the Highways Service and presents an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to make a real difference to local communities. The role is based at Huntingdon Highways Depot.

The purpose of the role is to implement and advise on the maintenance, protection, improvement and promotion of access opportunities (Rights of Way, permissive access and other access) in line with the Council’s statutory duties and wider corporate objectives. It involves working with Community Groups, Partners and dealing with customer correspondence from Parish Councils and members of the public. You will be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, and with your committed approach to service provision you will enjoy problem-solving and working with a wide range of partners and stake-holders, including landowners, elected members and partner organizations which will enable you to deliver results that provide effective value for money and outstanding outcomes for the people of Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire is the fastest growing county in the country, representing an exciting opportunity to assist in the negotiation of improvements to the public rights of way network through the planning process and other opportunities with landowners to make a real, lasting difference to communities.

We are looking for a candidate who has practical experience of working with Rights of Way and access issues and associated capital and revenue budget management. You will be responsible for dealing with all Rights of Way in the Huntingdonshire area of the County. You will be expected to deal with issues relating to Rights of Way, liaise with customers and stakeholders and attend meetings outside of normal working hours.

Ideally you will be educated at least to A level/GCSE standard and/or have extensive relevant knowledge and experience, including a sound understanding of the relevant legislation. However experience of working in an access-related role aptitude for the role will also be a strong consideration. Training can be provided. The post will be based in the Huntingdon Highways Depot, however at present we are based from home, the ability to travel to different locations is essential.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organization and our communities.

For informal enquiries please contact Steve Alexander on

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


What make us different?

Cambridgeshire County Council has a strong people-orientated ethos and focus on career development and skills. Applicants can pursue careers in childcare, social care for adults and children; careers in schools; adult learning, skills and careers guidance; finance; and transport.

Great values!

Cambridgeshire County Council promotes growth, equality and inclusion, sustainability, and economic prosperity. Cambridgeshire offers support and guidance for vulnerable groups and focuses on improving citizens’ quality of life.
Why work for Cambridgeshire?

  • Safer and stronger communities.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment.
  • Close knit and supportive teams.
  • Strong focus on technology.
  • Flexible working hours to suit your lifestyle.
  • Improved pay rates for evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Would you like to work in a safe, strong, trusting and supporting environment?

Cambridgeshire may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
0345 045 5200
Box ET 1021
Castle Court
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
United Kingdom
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