Ranger Volunteer Coordinator

Somerset County Council

Cheddar, Somerset
£18,672 - £20,541 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 27th February 2019   6 days left

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Ranger Volunteer Coordinator

37 hours per week

Salary: £18,672 - £20,541 per annum

About us

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit is a small team that works on behalf of a Partnership to conserve and enhance the nationally designated AONB landscape. The Unit produces and guides the delivery of the statutory management plan, comments on planning applications, runs projects and is assisted by volunteers including Rangers, practical task volunteers, and Young Rangers.

About the job

The Ranger Volunteer Coordinator will support volunteers to undertake tasks delivering the objectives from the AONB Management Plan. Working with other AONB staff and other organisations plan and deliver programmes of appropriate activities and tasks for volunteer groups. You will help the AONB Project Development Officer plan further volunteering opportunities ensuring a diverse range of roles to provide volunteering opportunities to all members of the AONB communities. You will be the day-to-day contact for our volunteers, ensuring they feel valued and supported alongside the statutory duties required to keep them safe.

About you

You will have experience of; Working with volunteer groups and youth groups. A range of practical countryside management tasks and the supervision of volunteers and contractors. Carrying out inspections and basic maintenance tasks on public access. Liaison with the visiting public and working with local communities. Knowledge of relevant health & safety with regard to working with volunteers. Knowledge of current countryside management issues. Ability to communicate confidently and with enthusiasm to a wide variety of people. Prioritise and organise time and resources effectively to meet agreed deadlines and objectives Tactful and discreet. Able to work alone as well as part of a team. 5 GCSE’s at C grade or above including Maths & English. Vocational / higher education qualification in relevant subject, such as countryside management, or considerable knowledge gained from practical experience in countryside / rural skills

Additional information

If you have any questions about the role please contact Jim Hardcastle on 07976 690181.

What we’ll offer in return

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, computers, mobile phones and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.

Please note if an internal applicant who is at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment has applied for this role and passed the selection process they will be offered the role over remaining internal and external applicants.

Apply online at https://secure1.somerset.gov.u...

Closing date: 27 February 2019

Interview Date: 13 March 2019

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