BHS to train four new access officers

The British Horse Society (BHS) is recruiting for four brand new Access Field Officers to join the Society and help support the Society’s growing Access work.

The new positions, based in the East, South West, Yorkshire, the East and West Midlands are home based roles and have been created to ensure the delivery of defined access objectives in each specific region.

Each officer will work closely with trained voluntary Access and Bridleway Officers in their region and take a coordinated approach to taking access to the next level in the region.

Bridleway and Access officers to be trained by BHS

Director of Access at The British Horse Society, Mark Weston said: “The British Horse Society is the voice for our industry on equestrian access matters and we’re delighted to be able to introduce an additional four Access Field Officer Roles to our expanding Access team. As we move into 2020, the 2026 deadline to protect historical rights of way from extinction moves ever closer and these new positions will make a crucial difference to our access efforts on a local level.”

The successful applicants will be responsible for fuelling the work to research and record lost rights of way as well as taking opportunities to support the establishment of new routes wherever possible. In addition, the new Officers will also coordinate equestrian access activities and meetings which aim to protect and secure routes in their region, as well as looking to recruit more volunteers.

The BHS has two existing Access Field Officers in post in the South and the South East/London.

Applications for the position close this coming Monday,  09 December.  To find out more and download the full job description please visit bhs.org.uk/access-field-officers.

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