Access & Recreation Project Officer

Exmoor National Park Authority

Dulverton, Somerset
£26,446 - £30,095 pa (pro rata for part-time)

Paid • Full or Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 20th July 2022  


The Organisation

Exmoor National Park Authority manages a unique and beautiful part of the country. Our vision is to ensure Exmoor National Park has a thriving living landscape and is a place where people can enjoy and benefit from Exmoor’s special qualities and sustainable communities. Our access and recreation staff play a key role in the achievement of this vision.

We’re now looking for an Access & Recreation Project Officer to join our team on two year fixed contract and we are happy to consider either full-time or part-time options.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £26,446 to £30,095 per annum (pro rata for part time)
  • Government pension
  • Paid sickness leave
  • 29 days’ holiday per annum, plus entitlement for Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)

This is a brilliant opportunity for a talented individual with experience and knowledge in the practical application of public rights of way legislation to join our committed organisation.

It is vital to us that everyone can access the rich and beautiful landscape of the National Park and, with your help, we will be able to make changes that help a wider range of people enjoy Exmoor’s special qualities.

So, if you want to help us make sure that Exmoor continues to be popular, sustainable and supports the local economy, we want to hear from you!

The Role

As an Access and Recreation Project Officer, you will lead on delivery of infrastructure projects, and feasibility studies for Access and Recreation assets within and around Exmoor National Park, working closely with our Access and Recreation Team and other colleagues.

You may be required to develop technical documents, such as surveys and strategies, making use of internal and external support.

Your communication skills will be a key requirement as you will need to liaise with colleagues, land managers, communities and external organisations.

There are a variety of other duties that may be required so flexibility and an ability to adapt to a variety of work tasks will be important. Frequent site visits will be required, sometimes in remote locations and crossing difficult ground.

Additionally, you will:

  • Complete planning applications and obtain other permissions
  • Organise surveys, studies and design work
  • Supervise design, fundraising, procurement and contract management

About You

To be considered as an Access & Recreation Project Officer, you will need:

  • Experience and knowledge in the practical application of public rights of way legislation
  • Supervisory experience, directing consultants and contractors
  • An understanding of construction techniques, design and safe working practices in relation to access infrastructure
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proficiency in IT
  • A degree in a relevant subject and/or a relevant post-graduate certificate
  • A full, valid driving licence

The closing date for this role is 20th July 2022.

Other organisations may call this role Project Co-ordinator, Programme Officer, Project Delivery Officer, Project Delivery Officer, Conservation Project Co-ordinator, or Conservation Project Officer.

Webrecruit and Exmoor National Park Authority are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are 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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