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Logo: Kent County CouncilCountryside Ranger

 

Ref: 18001259

Starting Salary: £19 864 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Number of Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Trosley Country Park

 

You will assist the Ranger Services Manager in managing sites in the North and West Kent Country parks area. The primary sites are Lullingstone, Trosley and Shorne Woods Country Park.

 

You will primarily be based at Trosley and but will assist the Ranger Services Manager and the team manage five sites, including three SSSIís across approx 1000 acres.

 

You will be involved in many practical aspects of management including coppicing, wood processing, fencing, livestock management and access works, as the sites are extremely varied. You should hold certificates of competency or be willing to train in chainsaw, brushcutting, tractor driving, trailers and herbicide use and handling and some other practical skills as required.

 

You should have proven experience in countryside management as a volunteer or paid worker, have a good understanding of landscape and nature conservation management, public access & interpretation, and be educated to HNC, HND or degree level in a relevant subject.

 

You will be reliable and possess good interpersonal skills and have a positive attitude towards customer care. A knowledge of the countryside is important. Your health should be appropriate to the needs of the role. The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.

 

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.

 

For more information please call Tim on 07740 185209.

 

Closing date: 30 April 2018.

 

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