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Rights of Way Officer

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Wales (South) - UK
Town/City The Quays
Salary Additional Information £38,223.00 - £42,403.00 per annum
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 28/02/2024
Company Name Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Contact Name
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If you have a passion for access to the countryside and have experience with Rights of Way we want to hear from you! 

We are currently looking for a Rights of Way Officer to join our team. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Countryside part of the team and overseeing delivery of Right of Way and access to the countryside projects and maintenance.    

The main duties of the post;

  • To deliver the public rights of way service, including rights of way closures, diversions and creations as well as creation of permissive paths.
  • Support the public and Local Access Forum
  • Prepare the Council’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan.
  • Manage the mapping for Permissive Paths and Rights of Way.
  • Promote and encourage the use of paths and rights of way.
  • Monitor the condition of Rights of Way and advise on remedial measures and maintenance.
  • Deal with legal issues concerning rights of way.
  • Prepare and present reports, and represent the Authority as Council Expert in appeals, inquires and court proceedings.
  • To act as Council Expert in matters relating to Rights of Way and Countryside Access matters. 

You will have experience of managing rights of way and countryside access, along with the legal processes and proceedings involved.

Ideally you will have a relevant degree (or equivalent) qualification related to the role.

A valid UK Driving Licence and the ability to use Microsoft Office and GIS are required for this role.

If you think that you have the necessary experience and qualifications for this role, we would love to hear from you. 

*Your workstyle will be a mobile hybrid worker in this role which gives you the flexibility to work from home and from a variety of Council workplaces. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Jon Griffiths on

Phone: 01639 686199 or

Email:   j.h.griffiths@npt.gov.uk

You can also apply online via the NPT Council jobs page www.npt.gov.uk/jobs

Welsh Language skills are desirable

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.

In support of employees of Tata Steel who are at risk of redundancy, or have been made redundant in 2024, Neath Port Talbot Council is offering a guaranteed interview for jobs across the Council.  Applicants must meet the essential criteria for the post to qualify for this.  If you are or going to be affected by the job losses at Tata Steel then we would welcome an application.

Please note that the guaranteed interview is subject to the applicant meeting the essential criteria for the post being advertised.


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