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BHS Access Field Officer (South England)

Closing date: 22 Oct 2018

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The British Horse Society

Access Field Officer 

(South England)

Permanent

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

Home based, South England with occasional meetings at our HQ in Warwickshire

The British Horse Society is the nation’s leading equine charity with a passion for horses that is backed by knowledge and expertise. The BHS represents and provides a range of services for horse riders, horse owners, enthusiasts and professionals.

The British Horse Society is the UK’s leading equine charity with a passion for horses that is backed by knowledge, expertise and success. The BHS works to secure, protect and link safe off road routes for riders and carriage drivers which are also shared by cyclists and walkers. We are a voice for our industry, lobby at national and local levels, engage with local communities, and work closely with partner organisations to ensure every equestrian has access to safe, off road routes today and in the future.

In this exciting new role you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work closely with our trained team of voluntary BHS Bridleway Officers in our southern region and take a coordinated approach to moving access to the next level in the region. With our support you will fuel your regions work to research and record the unrecorded routes of South England. You will coordinate Equestrian Access activities and meetings which aim to secure new and improve existing routes on the ground and recruit more volunteers.

The successful candidate must have experience of rights of way practices and commons legislation, a passion for maps, public path and definitive map modification order processes, responding to development and transport plans and planning applications. Must have good people skills and work with volunteers and members of the public. Training will be provided.

To apply, please provide a covering letter (including your salary expectations) and CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience and send along with your application to jobs@bhs.org.uk or to Karen Downing, Recruitment, The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2XZ.  

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Closing date for applications: Monday 22 October 2018

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