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Logo: Colchester Borough CouncilCountryside Ranger

Department:                  Environment

Location:                       Country Parks

Salary range:                 £20,043 to £23,574 pro rata

Contract status/type:     11 month fixed term contract

Working hours:              Between 18.5 Ė 29.6 per week (To be confirmed)

Closing date:                 30 January 2019

Interview date:               To be confirmed


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


You will work weekends. You must possess sound practical and mechanical skills, be able to generate confidence and be self-motivated with strong communication skills.


You will welcome visitors & provide advice & events as required. You will work alongside other rangers, contractors and volunteers to complete outdoor practical tasks on all types of terrain & ground conditions. You will deliver excellent customer service; assist with the smooth running of High Woods Country Park Visitor Centre and be aware of different access requirements of our visitors.


You will carry out upkeep & maintenance, maintain tools & equipment in safe working order and develop good working relationships with visitors, council staff, tenants, & neighbours. You will patrol paths, trees, fences, car parks & furniture and become familiar with & follow the Serviceís health & safety and operational procedures at all times.


Disclosure and Barring Disclosure Registration will be required for this post.


For an informal chat about the post please ring Paul Vickers, Country Parks Manager, on 07974 268065.


Applications will not be accepted after midnight on the closing date.


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



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