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Logo: Bracknell Forest CouncilCountryside Ranger

22,911 27,905 pa + 609 London Weighting

Full time, 37 hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday and working one weekend in four

Location: Bracknell, Berkshire

 

Bracknell Forest Council Parks & Countryside service is responsible for more than 300 hectares of green spaces, ranging from SSSI meadows, heathlands and woodlands to play areas and sports pitches. Six sites currently hold Green Flag Awards and two of our historic parks have been restored with grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

 

Due to the proximity of the Thames Basin Heath SPA, any development within Bracknell requires Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) mitigation, be it delivery of new bespoke SANGs or enhancement of existing SANGs. The service works closely with developers to provide these new facilities as well as delivering enhancements which increase capacity of existing sites. This post will assist in the planning and be heavily involved with the delivery and subsequent management of these areas and projects. 

 

Parks and Countryside have recently undergone a transformation review, with an emphasis on income generation and alternative more efficient ways of working. All staff are therefore encouraged to have an entrepreneurial spirit and consider business opportunities where possible.

 

We are looking for an individual whose skills and experience match our requirements.

 

Do you have? 

  • A diploma or higher in parks / countryside management or related subject; or working experience in the management of public open space
  • Nationally recognised land-based training certificates e.g. chainsaw, brushcutter, herbicide application
  • Experience of supervision of grounds maintenance operatives and contractors
  • Experience of working with volunteers / community groups / schools
  • Abilty to carry out a variety of estate maintenance tasks e.g. erecting gates and stiles, fencing, strimming and mowing
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • I.T. literacy
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Flexibility and ability to work evenings and weekends and some Bank Holidays
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to produce management plans
  • Ability to lead educational activities / guided walks / public events

 

If you have the proven experience we are looking for, then we hope you will apply to join our award-winning team.

 

To find out more and apply, please visit our website click here

 

Closing date: 19th July 2019

Interview date: 6th August 2019

 

Bracknell Forest Council Working for Equality.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

 

 

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