Rural Recreation Officer

NEWKD’s Rural Recreation Officer (RRO) will work with a broad range of stakeholders – especially local trail committees, to support the development, enhancement and maintenance of outdoor recreation infrastructure in North, East & West Kerry, and be responsible for the management and administration of the Walks Scheme in the area, including conducting trail inspections.

This will involve the preparation and monitoring of a trail management plan, particularly in relation to the Walks Scheme, and the coordination of trail maintenance with the local landowners, contractors, Rural Social Scheme Supervisors & Participants, the Local Authority and Trail Management Committees, with due regard for environmental considerations.

The RRO will also have a role in:

  • protecting the natural and heritage environment of the trail and its locality;
  • liaising with landowners, trail users and other stakeholders such as: Sports Trails Ireland, Coillte, Fáilte Ireland, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Kerry County Council and Inland Fisheries Ireland;
  • assisting with Trail Marketing & Promotion

To find out more please contact:

Joanna Jankowksa, Rural Recreation Officer          Email: