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Durham County Council

Assistant Ranger

Contract Type: Temporary

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: Grade 4 £18,795 - £19,945 p.a.

Hours per week: 37


An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Ranger (maternity cover Ė temporary until 31/07/2020 or until the return of the substantive post holder) based at Hardwick Park, within the Parks and Countryside Team.


Hardwick Park is an 18th century country park located just outside Sedgefield in County Durham. Following a Heritage Lottery funded restoration, the Park offers a visitor centre with exhibition space, education room and cafť along with play areas, a Yurt, circular lakeside walks and various different habitats which you will assist in managing as part of this role. Hardwick Parkís opening hours range from 07:30 Ė 20:00 and change on a seasonal basis.


You will be required to undertake all aspects of park and countryside management. This includes site inspections, routine practical maintenance, managing volunteers and working alongside the Programming Team to deliver education sessions and events, to ensure a positive profile of Durham County Councilís Parks and Countryside Estate. Other main duties include responsibility for the cleaning, security and general maintenance within the visitor centre and associated facilities. Additionally, Durham County Councilís Parks and Countryside Service manage a further 50+ sites across County Durham which include SSSIís, LNRís, an extensive railway path network, and picnic areas, overseen by a team of site-based rangers whom you will also assist as part of this role.


This role will include regular weekend and shift working, including bank holidays, on a rota-based system.


Required Qualifications:

NVQ level 3 in countryside management or directly related subject


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Paul Everson, Operations Officer on tel. no. 03000 262 897 or email paul.everson@durham.gov.uk


Closing date 24 June 2019. Interviews are anticipated to be held on w/c 1 July 2019.


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 click here  or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on telephone no. 03000 268153 / 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.UK' 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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