Wexford Local Development are currently inviting applications for the position of Rural Recreation Officer. 

The Rural Receation Officer (RRO) will coordinate and oversee the management and enhancement of the Walks Scheme recreational/walking infrastructure within County Wexford. The RRO will be involved in the completion of all the Walks Scheme maintenance plans, conducting trail inspections and the administration of plans, claims, materials, and funding for the purpose of the Walks Scheme.

The Walks Scheme provides funds for farmers/private landowners for maintenance services on approved national trails on their properties. A key action in Embracing Irelands Outdoors, the National Outdoor Recreation Strategy 2023-2027, is to expand the Walks Scheme. The scheme is administered by WLD. The RRO will work closely with various stakeholders such as local Trail Management Committees, Wexford Walking Trails CLG, Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), Fáilte Ireland, Coillte, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Wexford Sports Active, Wexford County Council, Sport Ireland (National Trails Office), Visit Wexford CLG and others.

Full job description and application process details are available at: www.wld.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024.

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