Country Park Ranger

Essex County Council

Cressing, Essex
£17,300 - £24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 20 October 2017

Country Park Rangers – Essex County Council Country Parks

Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week on a rota basis
Salary: £17,300 - £24,000 per annum plus 10% flat rate allowance for weekend and other out of hours working.

The role:

We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and capable Country Park Ranger to carry out tasks and activities to ensure a safe, pleasant and sustainable Country Park for our visitors. This post will initially be based at Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing.

Our parks provide countryside enjoyment and recreation while conserving and enhancing the countryside. We aim to provide an excellent visitor experience and Rangers are required to carry out a wide range of tasks including grounds maintenance to ensure a clean and safe environment for park visitors and front line services including the general public and special interest groups. Rangers need to be adaptable to changing needs in the park including working well as part of a team and taking decisions on a daily basis. Tractor driving, towing, chainsawing and other grounds maintenance training and experience would be useful, as well as knowledge of legislation including byelaws and health and safety, but training will be provided for the right candidate.

Your duties will include habit management of the park to ensure a clean and safe environment for all visitors. You will provide supervision to seasonal/casual staff, volunteers and work experience placements.

Experience / skills required

  • Customer facing experience
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Estate Management /ground maintenance experience
  • Agricultural machinery skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible approach to work, within this role you may be required to lock the country park on a routine basis
  • To be able to work weekends
  • IT literate, competent with Microsoft Packages
  • Commitment to further training

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