Rights of Way Officer (Part Time)

North York Moors National Park Authority

Helmsley, North Yorkshire (home and office based)
£10,962 - £12,344 pa

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Reference: PS179

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 1st February 2021  


About Us 

North York Moors National Park presides over one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles. The National Park is filled with picturesque towns and villages, peaceful moorland and dales, a dramatic coastline and is worthy of the recently awarded ‘International Dark Sky Reserve’ status. The North York Moors is a unique protected area with a broad diversity of habitats and ecosystems. 

We’re currently looking for a Rights of Way Officer to join us on a part-time basis, working 15 hours per week. 

The Benefits  

  • Salary of £10,962 - £12,344 per annum
  • Home working options
  • Local government pension scheme 
  • Support the conservation of one of the UK’s most stunning locations
  • 24 days’ holiday pro rata (rising with service) plus Bank Holidays  

If you have a strong understanding of the Rights of Way and Countryside Access legislation, this is an exciting opportunity to help ensure that the North York Moors can be enjoyed and explored by all.  

You will have the chance to take on an integral role in our Park Services Department and collaborate with a passionate team who are committed to protecting this incredible part of the UK.  

So, if you are looking to take on an interesting role offering flexibility, challenge and the opportunity to make a difference, we want to hear from you.  

The Role  

As a Rights of Way Officer, you will provide specialist advice to our Senior Rangers, the Head of Recreation and Ranger Service and the public regarding public rights of way and other access matters.  

This is a varied role that will see you undertake a range of tasks to support the delivery of our access work. You will liaise with user groups, landowners and partner organisations to improve access opportunities in the North York Moors. 

 Some of your duties will include:  

  • Processing applications for the extinguishment, creation, modification, diversion, emergency and temporary closures of public rights of way
  • Providing guidance on maintenance responsibilities, including enforcement 
  • Advising on planning applications and consultations affecting public access
  • Attending site meetings and inspecting the rights of way network when needed  

About You 

To join us as our Rights of Way Officer, you will need:  

  • Experience of processing applications for the extinguishment, creation, modification, diversion and temporary closures of public rights of way
  • Experience of recreation, access and countryside management policy development 
  • Knowledge of the Rights of Way and Countryside Access legislation and its practical application
  • An understanding of countryside management issues  

Other organisations may call this role Rights of Way Advisor, Public Access Officer, Countryside Rights of Way Officer, or National Park Access Officer.  

North York Moors National Park Authority is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 

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