Queens Park - Operative Ranger

City of London

North London
£32,925 - £36,209 inclusive of all allowances

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 1st March 2024   7 days left

We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our North London Open Spaces Formal Parks Team. We are seeking to appoint an Operative Ranger to support our existing teams and operational services that we provide to members of public and user groups.

Do you excel working in a fast-paced outdoor all-weather environment? Do you enjoy performing grounds maintenance tasks to high standards? Are you willing to continue progressing in your skill sets and grounds maintenance knowledge? 

About Us 

The City of London Corporation manages 11,000 acres (approximately 4,500 hectares) of land in and around London that is enjoyed by over 16 million visitors annually. Whilst there are small pockets of land within the Square Mile, the majority can be found elsewhere in London and the surrounding counties. The City Corporation acts as Trustee of 10 charities which, through their various objects, are responsible for the preservation in perpetuity of a large proportion of these award-winning open spaces.

The Role 

The Operative Ranger is the frontline face of our open spaces and critical to ensuring a safe, welcoming customer experience to all users and maintaining the high standards required for the Green Flag Award and other nationally recognised standards. The Operative Ranger will play a dynamic role in supporting existing teams to keep the parks clean and safe, engaging with visitors and community groups, continuing with the upkeep of sports pitches and facilities, and supporting events and entertainment across the department. This is an exciting and fast-paced role working in some of London’s most unique open spaces where no two days are alike. 

The Ideal Candidate  

You will have a full clean driving licence. You will have GCSE English and Math. You have a good understanding of Health & Safety within a work environment. You have the relevant certification to operate machinery and tools. You will have demonstrable experience working in a fast-paced open spaces environment or a similar field. Applicability to an open space setting. You have good communication skills, can follow company policies and procedures, and provide accurate updates to your Line Manager both written and verbal. You show initiative and work well in a team. You are flexible, calm under pressure and have a can-do approach to working outdoors.

Benefits Include 

  • Competitive salary starting at £32,925 including inner London Weighting, depending on experience (clear incremental progress points).
  • 24 days annual leave plus public holidays (or time in lieu where applicable).
  • Pension scheme is operated in accordance with Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee assistance programmes including mental well-being support.
  • Bicycle Loan scheme.
  • Travel card scheme.

Closing date: 12 noon on 1st March 2024.

To apply online please click the apply button.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference number OENV0243. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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