Ranger x2

Yorkshire Water

Regionally-based, North and South Yorkshire
£23,833 - £29,338 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, water & hydrology

Closing date: Friday, 22nd March 2024  

2 Ranger posts with Yorkshire Water

Salary & Benefits: Salary £23,833 to £29,338 per annum dependant on experience, company van, annual bonus, attractive pension scheme (Up to 10% company contribution), life assurance cover of 4 times pensionable salary and 25 days annual leave, bank holidays, plus a wellness day and development opportunities in line with the Ranger progression plan. We also offer a fantastic flexible benefits package, where you can choose from benefits such as health cash plan scheme, critical illness insurance, dental insurance, life assurance flex and partner cover. Colleagues also have access to a retail savings scheme, online GP service, cycle to work scheme, gym membership discounts and many more!

Location: regionally based, in either North or South area

Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week; 3-5-7 days per week; including seasonal variation.

We have a unique opportunity for two Rangers to join the Conservation, Access & Recreation Team at Yorkshire Water and will be a part of helping Yorkshire Water deliver Yorkshire Water’s policies on public safety, access, and conservation across its recreational sites throughout the Yorkshire region.

What we do:

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this.

We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity.

New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. Land & Property are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators. 

As one of the largest landowners in Yorkshire and the UK, Yorkshire Water has a total holding of 30,518 hectares. Across this land holding we provide car parks, footpaths, bridleways, and a wealth of recreational opportunities for our visitors to come and enjoy our land and what it has to offer. 

Many of our recreational sites are in some of Yorkshire’s most picturesque and famous countryside, ranging from the Peak District National Park in the south, along the Pennine hills in the west of the county and up to the Nidderdale AONB, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park in the north. Working within the Conservation, Access & Recreation (CAR)Team, you’ll work with a small but enthusiastic and dedicated team of countryside professionals delivering a fantastic, safe, and dependable countryside and recreation service to Yorkshire Water’s customers and visitors.

The Rangers are part of Yorkshire Water’s first ever Ranger team who help the Conservation, Access & Recreation (CAR) Team manage its recreation provision. You will support the team’s strong focus on public safety across the range of sites, including their monitoring and maintenance to a high standard, ensuring they are safe and welcoming for all visitors. You will also organise interpretative activities and undertake biodiversity conservation work.

Where you fit in:

As our Ranger you will support the team’s strong focus on public safety across the range of sites, including their monitoring and maintenance to a high standard, ensuring they are safe and welcoming for all visitors. You will also organise interpretative activities and undertake biodiversity conservation and site maintenance work.

What skills, experience & qualifications you will need:

You will have experience of working as a park ranger, or similar outdoor countryside expert and be experienced in engaging with visitors and members of the public, managing recreation and conservation sites. Holding a countryside qualification (countryside management, land management, forestry, habitats, rights of way, landscape design) with appropriate experience - to Level 5 or higher, you will also:

  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions and remote locations.
  • A working knowledge of Public Rights of Way legislation.
  • Understanding of all health and safety requirements linked to a countryside setting.
  • Experience of countryside and habitat management.
  • Effective communication skills to interact with diverse audiences and individuals of varying abilities, including organising interpretative activities.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently or within a team, with the ability to meet deadlines and remain resilient.
  • Proficient in computer management systems and processes.
  • You need to be an enthusiastic individual with thorough attention to detail and high standards.
  • Hold a valid full driving licence (no more than six points)

You will also benefit from having:

  • Working knowledge of health and safety issues related to the public in a countryside environment including relevant site visit inspections, risk assessment development, programming of systematic asset inspection.
  • IT competent capability in SAP, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, GIS etc
  • Working knowledge of wildlife, highway, countryside, tenancy, Health & Safety and The Equality Act legislation.
  • Understand the needs of catchment management for water quality.
  • Experience of working in a customer facing and focused role
  • Experience of lone working and in an outdoors environment
  • NPTC/LANTRA/City & Guilds qualifications in tools and machinery use

If you’re an experienced Countryside professional and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you.

Applications deadline: 22 March 2024

Interview dates: To be announced shortly.

All our roles are subject to a medical questionnaire, and further medicals when required.

If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third-Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance.

We are proud to serve the Yorkshire region and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

If you are interested in applying, please contact: mycareers.yorkshirewater.com/job/Bradford-Ranger/1034080701

To discuss the role, please contact David Spencer (Lead Ranger): 07813479605 / [email protected]

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