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Logo: Cannock Chase CouncilCountryside Estate Worker

Grade D 19,171 - 21,166 pro rata

Post No: DP385 - 22.2 Hours per week

Fixed Term up to 21/05/2021


The Countryside Team manages over 250 hectares of land within the District of Cannock Chase for the purposes of wildlife conservation and informal public recreation including a Site of Special Scientific Interest, three Local Nature Reserves, Local Wildlife Sites, and an Ancient Monument. Habitats include woodland, heathland, wetland, and species rich grassland. The sites are grazed by our own herd of Dexter cattle. The sites are predominantly urban or urban fringe in nature.


The primary role of the team is to ensure that these sites are maintained to a high standard both for wildlife conservation purposes and public enjoyment.


We are looking for a Countryside Estate Worker, with experience of working with volunteers and having a good practical knowledge and experience of countryside management techniques for nature conservation and visitor management. As well as being able to demonstrate experience of working with volunteers and in managing a wide range of habitat types, the successful candidate will be competent in the use of farm machinery, chainsaws, brush cutters and power tools. Experience in managing cattle would be an advantage. Heavy manual work will be required.


In addition you should have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both face to face and by telephone, demonstrating courtesy and tact in dealing with the general public and giving clear instructions to volunteers. The ability to carry out site inspections and maintain records are also essential requirements of the role.


You should have a qualification in the safe use of forestry equipment. A general understanding of wildlife and countryside legislation would be seen as advantageous, as well as a qualification in pesticide application. In addition successful candidates must possess a valid full driving licence and should be available for occasional weekend working.


To apply for this vacancy online please click here  


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 10th May 2019.


The Council is an equal opportunities employer 



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