Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Vacancies for Courts & Inquiries Officers

This article is from Signpost 67, Spring 2021

Are you passionate about rights of way and interested in the legislation that helps to protect them? If a Highway Authority (HA) fails to fix a problem, could you help to give them a nudge or, if necessary, take enforcement action to get the problem fixed?

If your answer is yes, then the Courts & Inquiries team would love to hear from you.

About you ~ Ideally you will have experience of inspecting footpaths and be familiar with reporting faults and assisting with proposed diversions or other changes to the network. However, if you don’t have the above background but are enthusiastic and willing to learn, we would love to hear from you. Full training and support will be provided, including the opportunity to attend a comprehensive external training course.

About us ~ We are currently a team of seven C&IOs covering 35 Highways Authorities. Our backgrounds range from new members to those with years of experience as a PROW officer. We meet six times a year (currently on a Friday morning) and support each other with all aspects of the role.

The time commitment for this role varies but on average takes around one day a month. Our vacancies are in Lancashire, Staffordshire, Wigan, and other areas. Interested and would like to know more? Please email us at and a member of the team will respond to you.

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