Wayfinding Officer

Cherwell District Council

Cherwell District Council

Healthy Place Shaping

Wayfinding Officer

Grade E: £23,814.50-£26,109.50 per annum (pro rata)  37 hours per week, 14 months temporary contract

The Job:

A temporary post for a Wayfinding Officer has been created to support two exciting projects, across two local authorities (Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council) to run for fourteen months within a small number of sites.   In the current climate, remote working will be supported by the employers.

Both projects are funded by Sport England and will be managed and delivered by each authority partner within a small number of fixed locations. The successful applicant will gain experience of working with two sympathetic authorities to co-design and deliver projects within the built environment that support resident wellbeing and positive behaviour change.

Cherwell District Council Healthy Place Shaping team are newly engaged with a growing community within the Cherwell District and have secured funding to provide a suite of Wayfinding infrastructure to encourage walking for health and connect the community with pre-existing assets as well as, potentially, future developments.   The project will be community led with the aim of providing signage that is effective, sympathetic, sustainable and will provide a legacy of benefit to existing and future residents. The Wayfinding Officer will be crucial to scoping existing assets and understanding what potential exists before potential routes are explored by a wider public consultation.

Working in conjunction with Active Oxfordshire - the county’s sport and physical activity partnership, Oxfordshire County Council seek to pilot a School Wayfinding project to test the efficacy of using signage and road markings to encourage parents and carers who normally drive their children to and from school to park a short distance away and walk the last/first stage of their journey. The project will be community led and seek to complement existing initiatives to improve road safety conditions, reduce air pollution outside of school gates at opening and closing times and reduce CO2 emissions associated with the ‘school run’.

If you wish to arrange a call and speak to someone about this role please contact Louise Willis at [email protected] or Richard Kuziara at [email protected] to arrange a convenient time.”

The Person:

The Wayfinding Officer role will be key to delivering on the following priorities for each partner – these are not exhaustive and there will be synergies between the partner projects which should deliver efficiencies.  Suitable candidates may come from an urban planning background or have related experience in partnership working; the built environment; active travel and community activation.  Please consider the competencies above against your skills and background as well as your aspirations for personal development.

The Benefits:

The Council is an equal opportunities employer and has flexible working practices.

  • A generous annual leave entitlement
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme (after one years’ service)
  • Incremental pay award (awarded annually in April after one years’ service)


Closing date: 21 August 2020

Interview date: 01 and/or 02 September 2020

To download a recruitment pack and apply for the post, please visit our website or contact Human Resources on 01295 221767

Cherwell District Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults


  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Job Title: Wayfinding Officer
  • Salary: £23,814.50-£26,109.50 per annum
  • Closed: 21 Aug 2020

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