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Rights of Way Officer

East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
Job term:
Part Time
18.5 hours per week
Closing Date
12 December 2021 11:30 PM
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  • £24,982 - £31,346 pro rata
  • 18.5 hours per week
  • Permanent
  • Based in either Lowestoft or Melton

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

As part of a Planning Service expansion to address growing demands, this role will lead on delivery of the council’s Rights of Way function for the creation, diversion and extinguishment of public rights of way. You will also act as the primary source of internal advice and assistance on issues relating to public rights of way on council land and, as part of a development team approach, provide advice on new development proposals/planning applications on private land.

To be successful in this role, you should be educated to degree level or equivalent, have up-to-date and thorough working knowledge of public rights of way legislation, precedents and best practice, as well as experience of the legal and practical processes involved in dealing with applications for Public Path Creation, Diversion and Extinguishment Orders and Agreements. As a career grade role, we would also welcome applications from those with limited knowledge and experience.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Great opportunities for training and development
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays)
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office)
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there are strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were successful, please contact the recruiting manager listed below.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Desi Reed, Planning Policy and Delivery Manager on 07920 412781 or Ben Woolnough, Planning Manager - Development Manager on 07833 406681.

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