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Logo: The Royal ParksJob Title: Volunteer Officer

Volunteer Community Ranger Service

3 year fixed term contract

Salary: £26,075 - £29,000 per annum

Location: Richmond Park with travel to Bushy, Greenwich and other Royal Parks

 

About us

 

The Royal Parks (TRP) is responsible for managing and preserving over 5,000 acres of historic parkland across London, stretching from Greenwich Park in the east, through Hyde Park and St Jamesís Park in the centre, to Bushy Park in the west. Our eight Royal Parks include one World Heritage Site, two Sites of Special Scientific Interest and important habitats for Londonís wildlife and are among the most visited attractions in the UK.

 

About the role

 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and energetic volunteer officer to join the Programmes Team to support the development and delivery of a 3-year ĎVolunteer Community Rangersí trial in Richmond and Bushy Park (with a view to rolling out the service to other Royal Parks such as Greenwich).

 

With over 77 million visitors to the Royal Parks there are many opportunities to engage, inspire and inform local people, Londoners and those from further afield. We receive much support from these visitors but sometimes the number and behaviours place extra pressures that are challenging to the parks and to our task of handing the parks on to future generations in a better condition. We wish to trial a new service where volunteers help us in this task.

 

You will recruit, train and manage a team of ĎVolunteer Community Rangersí who will provide a visible presence and provide Park visitors with information and education. Partnership working will be key. You will also support the TRP wider volunteer programme in line with the Volunteering Strategy and 3-year action plan, helping to enhance, strengthen and grow our volunteer offer whilst championing best practice across the organisation.

 

About you

 

Passionate about parks, volunteers and visitor engagement, you will have a proven track record of delivering successful volunteer programmes in a park setting, or similar. You will have experience in recruiting, training and supporting volunteers and of developing associated resources. You will have the ability to use your own initiative, develop new ideas and strengthen and broker new relationships with a range of stakeholders. You will have excellent people, problem solving and presentation skills with the confidence to liaise with people from all walks of life. Your proactive approach and passion for your work will form an invaluable part of our ambitious and supportive team.

 

As the role may involve working with young people and vulnerable adults, an enhanced DBS check will be required.

 

To apply

 

To apply for this role candidates should apply online on The Royal Parks Careers website 

 

If you have any queries, please contact vacancies@royalparks.org.uk

 

Closing Date for Applications is: Wednesday, 22nd August 2018.

 

Interviews will take place on Thursday, 30th August 2018 or the following week. 

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