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Assistant Ranger


Starting salary £17,498 per annum

Permanent, Full time, 37 hours per week


You will assist the Ranger Services Manager in managing sites in the North and West Kent Country parks area. You will primarily be based at Trosley and Lullingstone Country Park but will assist the Ranger team managing 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 demonstrate knowledge and 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 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. 


You will be reliable and possess good interpersonal skills and have a positive attitude towards customer care.  Knowledge of the countryside is important. Your health should be appropriate to the needs of the role. An ability to travel in between sites at short notice 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. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification. 


For an informal discussion or should you require any further information, please contact Tim Bell on 07740 185209.   


To apply please click here to complete an online application form, quoting reference 19003236. 


Closing date: Midnight, 15th August 2019. 



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