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Perth & Kinross Council

Visitor Rangers

Ref no: PKC07247

Location: Various Locations in Perth & Kinross Council Area, PH1 5GD

Salary: £20,872.00 - £23,143.00 per year

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Position Type: Full Time

Hours: 36 hours per week

Job Description

£20,872 - £23,143 Fixed Term (Until 31.10.2021)

Various Locations across Perth and Kinross

Fixed term posts (until 31 October 2021) have become available for a number of Visitor Rangers to support the delivery of multi-agency Perth and Kinross Visitor Management operation to Engage, Explain, Encourage and Enforce in rural areas, to promote a safe, enjoyable and responsible visit to Perth and Kinross. You will work with and support local communities impacted by additional visitors and implement initiatives which promote an understanding of the rural areas and positive and responsible behaviours. This will require engagement with and education of visitors in particular by providing on site responsible access advice and guidance which may require diplomacy, decisiveness and enforcement. Working as part of a wider Greenspace Ranger Service within the Community Greenspace team, the post holder will provide a high quality experience and an inspiring front line service for the local authority to visitors and residents. Relevant training, uniform and liveried vehicle will be provided.

The Individual

Successful candidates will have experience of working with the public in a customer focussed role and interest in and enthusiasm for working outdoors. They will be customer orientated, have an interest in visitor management issues and be assertive with strong negotiation and persuasive skills. They must be able to communicate effectively and politely with all stakeholders and users and be flexible, resourceful and able to solve problems. They will have the ability to work alone, without supervision, along with excellent team and partnership working skills. They must be literate, numerate, have good ICT skills and a full UK driving licence or the right to drive in the UK. A flexible approach to working hours is needed as regular evening and weekend working will be required and an ability to cope with the physical and emotional demands of the post together with an ability to work outdoors in all weathers.

For further information about this position, please contact Jenny Williams jawilliams@pkc.gov.uk

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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Closing Date: 20/04/2021  Location: Various Locations in Perth & Kinross Council Area, PH1 5GD

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