Ranger (Health and Safety)

Nene Park Trust

£21,467 - £24,047 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 7th June 2019  

The post of Ranger (Health and Safety) forms a key role within Nene Park Trust’s Park Management Team, who are responsible for the day-to-day management of one of the most well-visited parks in the country with exciting ambitions for the future.

The post will help carry out Ranger duties within the Park to ensure it is well-managed and maintained, conserving its important heritage and ensuring it provides a welcoming environment for Park visitors.

In addition, the post will provide specialist health and safety expertise to the Trust, acting as health and safety ‘champion’, and keep an overview of health and safety as it relates to activity within the Park. The post will support the Trust’s Health and Safety Working Group, work closely with the organisation’s health and safety consultants NFU, and support wider Trust teams in working safely. 

Key deliverables:

  • To undertake and complete park management and maintenance tasks planned through the monthly work programme and maintenance log, as part of the wider Park Management Team.
  • To respond to ad-hoc management and maintenance priorities as they arise.
  • To deliver tasks as required and meet the standards set within the relevant Trust plans and policies such as the park compartment schedules, management plans and maintenance standards.
  • To carry out duties in line with the Operational Manual for the Park.
  • To lead on small projects including infrastructure installation, landscaping, metal fabrication etc. as directed by relevant senior members of the Park’s Team.
  • To work alongside contractors, staff and volunteers on other tasks as required.
  • To work with the Trust’s Health and Safety Working Group and the Trust’s Health and Safety consultant, to lead on developing, maintaining and reviewing health and safety policies and systems in accordance with national health and safety legislation.
  • To provide advice to Trust staff on all health, safety and risk management matters, ensuring all staff are aware of their responsibilities with regards to health and safety.
  • To support the organisation and the Trust Management Team in embedding all health and safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations across the Trust and ensure these are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.
  • To oversee day-to-day health and safety, reporting to the Health and Safety Working Group and to the Trust Board.
  • To work with managers to identify training requirements in relation to health and safety and recommend health, safety and risk management improvements across the Trust’s operations.
  • To oversee the health and safety compliance and relevant collection of paperwork required by the Trust from tenants / licensees that operate in the Park.
  • To undertake relevant inspections including fire risk assessments and spot checks.
  • To support the Duty Ranger role when required including weekend working.
  • To be responsible for cash collection, ensuring that it is correctly accounted for and recorded in accordance with Trust procedures.
  • To support individual volunteers and volunteer groups in the delivery of park management / maintenance tasks.
  • To liaise with the public and support a welcoming atmosphere in the Park for visitors.
  • To assist with or lead on preparation and delivery of a minimum of six events per annum - two events to be evening / weekend.
  • To ensure all tasks are carried out in a safe manner.
  • To work with wider Trust teams on Park-related activities as required.

Requirements - experience:

  • Experience of undertaking general maintenance duties in a park or similar environment
  • Experience in the use of chainsaws, chippers, strimmers, brush cutters, tractors and implements
  • Experience of landscape / horticultural / conservation management
  • Experience of working alongside contractors
  • Experience of managing small projects as they relate to a park environment
  • Hands-on experience of working in a busy park environment
  • Ability to carry out duties under instruction but to be reactive to situations on the ground
  • Experience of leading / working with volunteers and the general public
  • Experience of implementing health and safety in the workplace
  • Detailed knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Ability to develop and maintain health and safety policies, guidance and procedures
  • Ability to assess and report on risks, accidents, incidents and other safety matters
  • Ability to advise on preventative and remedial actions to minimise/eliminate hazards
  • Ability to make rational judgements and generate workable solutions
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Able to maintain excellent administrative and recording systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Requirements – qualifications:

  • Countryside / landscape management degree or equivalent qualification (Desirable)
  • Basic NPTC Chainsaw, Strimmer and Pesticide certificates PA1 and PA6
  • NPT Tractor and Implements
  • IOSH accredited
  • COSHH trained
  • NEBOSH General Certificate an advantage.

Other points:

  • Full, clean, manual driving licence including entitlement to drive a tractor and/or trailer
  • Ability to walk, cycle or drive in and around the Park to perform duties
  • Flexible working across a seven day week
  • Daily physically demanding work including manual handling and lifting
  • Daily operation of power tools and equipment
  • Frequent working away from buildings and the public highway.

For further information and to download an application pack please see our website www.nenepark.org.uk/vacancies.

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