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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an energetic, proactive and visionary Senior Ranger based at Hinchingbrooke Country Park. This comes at an appropriate time as the park is looking to develop its facilities and increase the range of activities and events offered. This is a significant prospect to make a difference and build on your career so far


The Senior Ranger will be responsible for delivering the Council priorities through increasing our profile, presence and impact whilst providing safe, well managed and welcoming sites to enable this to happen.


Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) aim to provide high quality services and this means we need to employ and retain talented and dedicated people. We are  currently undergoing an exciting period of transformation and as part of have a new set of values to support our ultimate purpose of Putting the Customer First. All applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they will help personify the following values:


  • Inspiring
  • Collaborative
  • Accountable
  • Respectful
  • Enterprising


We are looking for an enterprising, resourceful, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual used to reacting to the unexpected. A flexible approach to working is essential as weekend and evening hours are required. As Senior Ranger you will be well organised and comfortable in an office environment as well as the ability to work outdoors. We are looking to develop community involvement even further so you will be a natural leader with a friendly, outgoing personality and provide excellent standards of customer service to inspire those around you.


As the Senior Ranger you will have responsibility for the safety and welfare of visitors, volunteers and staff so having an eye for detail whilst maintaining practical standards and keeping clear written records will be an advantage.


You will need to be a proactive, enterprising person able to lead from the front with experience of managing change through negotiation and communication. You will have previous proven experience of undertaking performance management programmes and annual staff appraisals.


You will hold a relevant degree and have held a similar role with significant staff management experience. You will have a passion for connecting people with the environment and willing to share your wildlife knowledge. You will have good understanding of management plans and a variety of relevant habitat management techniques, budget control, procurement procedures and income generation. You will need to be practical, experienced in the use of a wide range of relevant machinery such as tractors, chainsaws and brush-cutters. You will have exceptional organisational planning, communication and people management skills.


The Senior Ranger needs to be physically fit and be prepared to have a DBS check, have excellent IT skills and hold a current driving licence.


For more details of the role and to apply, please click here to see the job description and person specification or contact Judith Arnold 07810 637547 Judith.Arnold@huntingdonshire.gov.uk


Salary                           34,052 depending on experience and skills.

Closing Date:                Sunday 16th December 2018

Date of interviews:        Monday 7th January 2019

Interviews will be held at Hinchingbrooke Country Park 



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