Area Countryside Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
07/12/2023 23:59
£33,024 - £36,648
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth / Hybrid
Number of posts:
Closing date:
7 Dec
Further Information
Northumberland County Council's Countryside and Green Spaces Team are looking to recruit an Area Countryside Officer to deal with issues relating to Public Rights of Way and public access in central Northumberland.  

Applicants should have experience in the management of Public Rights of Way and access land, excellent map reading skills, must be willing to work outdoors in all weathers and be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of people.  

This position is fixed term for 18 months; working from home arrangements and flexible hours apply.  Applicants are expected to use their own vehicle, with mileage reimbursement available.


Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!  
Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.  
For further information about working for NCC, please visit our website here. 
Why choose us?  
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:  
-26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)  
-Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme  
-Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)  
-Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands  
-Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours  
-A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available  
-Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality  
Further information  
Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant.  
For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.  
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.     
Alternative application format:  
British Sign Language: northumberlandcc-cs.signvideo.net    
For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930  
Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.