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Logo: Colchester Borough CouncilJob Title:          Countryside Ranger

Location:          High Woods Country Park

Salary range:    £20444 - £24046 per annum

Contract:           Full time, permanent

Working Hours: 37hrs per week

Closing Date:    14/08/19

Interview Date:  To be confirmed


We are seeking a suitably qualified individual to look after the Councilís Country Parks and Local Nature Reserves, currently consisting of 14 sites throughout Colchester. Previous experience of working as a ranger or equivalent in a similar setting is an advantage.


You will have specific sites you will be responsible for as well as providing support to other team members on their sites. You will work 2 out of 4 weekends, devise your own work plan & priorities from site management plans, have budgets to work to & be expected to raise orders. Admin & IT skills are necessary.


You must possess sound practical & mechanical skills, have a full driving licence, be confident, approachable, self-motivated with strong communication and organisational skills.


You will welcome visitors & provide advice & events as required. Work independently or alongside other rangers, contractors & volunteers to complete outdoor practical tasks on all types of terrain & ground conditions. Carry out site upkeep & maintenance, maintain tools & equipment in safe working order & develop good working relationships with visitors, council staff, tenants & neighbours. Assist with the smooth running of High Woods Country Park Visitor Centre which will include serving customers. You will patrol; checking paths, trees, fences, car parks etc. At all times follow the Serviceís health & safety & operational procedures.


DBS Registration will be required for this post.


For an informal chat about the post please ring Sonya Lindsell, Senior Ranger, on 01206 853588.


To complete an application form, for further information, and to find out more about working for Colchester Borough Council, please visit - website  



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