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Durham County Council

Assistant Ranger


An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Ranger within the Parks and Countryside Team.

Wharton Park is a 19th century park located just outside Durham City centre. Following a Heritage Lottery funded restoration in 2016 the park now offers a heritage centre with education room and cafť along with green gym, play areas, miniature car track and putting green which you will assist in managing as part of this role. Wharton Parkís opening hours range from 09:00 Ė 19:00 and work on a seasonal rota.

You will be required to undertake all aspects of park and countryside management. This includes site inspections, routine practical maintenance, assisting volunteers and alongside education sessions and events ensuring a positive profile of Durham County Councilís Parks and Countryside Estate. Other duties include responsibility for the security, general maintenance and cleaning within the heritage centre. Additionally, Durham County Councilís countryside service manages a further 50+ sites across County Durham which includes LNRís, Railway path network, SSSIís and picnic areas managed by a team of site based rangers.

This role will include weekend and shift working including bank holidays when needed.

Required Qualifications:
NVQ level 3 in countryside management or directly related subject

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Coralie Niven, Senior Parks and Countryside Ranger on tel. no. 03000 264584 or email coralie.niven@durham.gov.uk

Interviews are anticipated to be held on w/c Monday 17 December 2018.

Due to the requirement to drive a County Council vehicle in this role, appointment will be subject to the production of a valid driving licence for the required category of vehicle and the satisfactory completion of an in-house Driver Induction Assessment.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on telephone no. 03000 268119 / 264223 or email hrreal@durham.gov.uk

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from Ďdonotreply@northeastjobs.org.ukí as you will not be notified by any other means.

In line with the County Councilís Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVís. Any information provided on CVís will not be considered for short-listing purposes.


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Closing Date: Sunday 2 December (midnight) 



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