Countryside Ranger

Leeds City Council

£24,294 - £25,979 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Friday, 28th June 2024   3 days left

Would you like to be part of something bigger and join us in our ambition to become the Best City, working together as a Team for Leeds?

Leeds City Council delivers over 500 different services to residents and is dedicated to bringing the benefits of a prosperous, vibrant and attractive city to the people of Leeds. This is a fantastic time to join us. 

Introduction to the role of the team 

We are a friendly, collaborative, and ambitious team and with the help of the hundreds of volunteers who work with us every year, we can achieve so much in our mission to protect, promote and enhance the green spaces of Leeds. 

Your role 

  • To provide community engagement support for practical environmental tasks supporting our woodland creation initiative including tree planting and seed gathering.
  • Working with volunteers and promoting community involvement activities whilst supporting community groups.
  • Interpretation and promotional duties such as guided walks, and educational activities. Some weekend working may be required, and possible attendance at evening meetings.
  • The nature of the work can be physically demanding and you must be able to work outside in all weathers and have the ability to negotiate rough terrain. There may also be a requirement to work alone in remote locations.
  • To work in partnership with community groups and other relevant organisations including education activities with children.
  • To assist groups within Leeds to manage, maintain and enhance areas for biodiversity and our visitors.
  • To assist in the management, co-ordination and delivery of volunteer and education activities in support of the Parks and Green Spaces Strategy.
  • To develop, promote and co-ordinate the involvement of local groups and volunteers in the care and enhancement of the parks, green spaces and more general countryside of Leeds.

What you will bring to the role 

  • A friendly, outgoing personality and provide excellent standards of customer service to inspire those around you. Enterprising, resourceful, enthusiastic, and self-motivated.
  • You will be supportive and ambitious with organisational skills and a can do approach.
  • Familiarity of major habitat/vegetation types and appreciation of the issues concerning their conservation with an understanding of ecological, biodiversity and broader environmental issues
  • Experience in environmental education, countryside management or nature conservation.

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