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Logo: Arun District CouncilArun District Council

Countryside & Volunteer Officer

£22,021 to £23,836 per annum

Full time 37 hours per week

18 month Initial Fixed Term Contract 


An exciting opportunity is available within the Councilís Greenspace Service for a professional, well organised, and competent individual to develop and support Greenspace volunteering in the district and take forward proposals to create a new Country Park at Bersted Brooks and Bersted Park. 


In this role you will be expected to ensure positive volunteering experiences are delivered in line with Council policy and have a reasonable knowledge in environmental conservation. You will deal with a range of people, including established community groups, third sector organisations, housing developers and contractors; the successful candidate needs to have excellent interpersonal skills.


This role will involve visits to the Councilís newly adopted parks and greenspaces, located across the district as well as office based work. We are looking for an individual with a great team ethic, but someone who is also confident and able to work on their own initiative.


If you have a caring attitude, a passion for the environment, a desire to provide excellent public services and an ability to remain calm under pressure, then we would love to hear from you in relation to this opportunity.


We offer in return: 

  • Up to 23 days paid annual leave plus paid Bank Holidays (subject to continuous service)
  • Flexi-Time including an opportunity to accrue a further 12 days flexi leave per year
  • Excellent Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free gym, classes and swimming at 2 local leisure centres
  • Cycle to Work discount scheme
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including on site exercise classes and free health checks
  • Training and Development Opportunities  


Further information including Job Description and Person Specification can be obtained from our website. To apply click the link to apply online.  For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Oliver Handson 01903 737955, or James Jones-McFarland 01903 737956.  For assistance in completing the application please contact HR on 01903 737727


Closing date: Sunday 21 July 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 24 July 2019 



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