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Fife Coast & Countryside Trust

Countryside Wardens

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is an independent charitable trust who work to promote, manage, and maintain Fife’s exceptional outdoor spaces. We are an organisation driven by a passion for Fife’s natural heritage and a commitment to promoting understanding and care for the natural environment, we are currently seeking ‘Countryside Wardens’ who will be an integral part in driving our work forward. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and look to employ individuals who bring a positive, energetic, constructive, and committed attitude to the workplace.

The ‘Countryside Wardens’ will be placed within the Conservation & Engagement team and will report to the Access and Recreation Manager. They will help oversee the day-to-day management and responsible access at all FCCT sites in accordance with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and deliver the obligations identified in the Service Level Agreement (SLA) with key stakeholders.

Essential characteristics:

  • Educated to SCQF level 6, which includes an HNC or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g., Countryside Management). Time-served experience in a relevant position will also be considered.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and how it affects access rights.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Good track record of collaborative working, developing, and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Good standard of communication skills
  • Responsible character, confident and capable of working independently.
  • Confident talking to and conveying FCCT messages to a wide range of people
  • A suitable standard of fitness (able to walk 15 miles and use hand tools like saws and spades) and able to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and be diplomatic, but also assertive.
  • Proactive and hard-working attitude.
  • A demonstrable personal interest in the countryside and the outdoors.
  • Excellent team player

This is a full-time (36 hours per week) seasonal post, which has the potential to become permanent dependent on funding and has an annual salary from £21,681 - £23,952. Work will be delivered over a five-day week but will include regular weekend work and some evening work as required. Successful applicants will be expected to start in post by June 5th although some flexibility is possible.

Additional benefits include:

  • Holiday entitlement of 25 days (rising to 30 days after the completion of 5 years of service) plus 8 days Public Holiday;
  • LGPS Pension Scheme (Employer contribution 21.8%); 
  • Access to Cycle to Work Scheme. 

The closing date for this post is April 2nd please visit our website to view the full job description and download an application form.

Closing Date: 02/04/2023  Location: Fife

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