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South Somerset District Council

Countryside Ranger

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Countryside Ranger to lead in the management & maintenance of the Green Flag Award winning Yeovil Country Park. Apply now and become a valued member of the Countryside team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

Job Title: Countryside Ranger

Salary: Grade 5 £26,511-£30,451 per annum

Hours: 37 per week, some evening & weekend work will be required

What you can expect from us…

  • We will help you develop your career by providing development and support whatever your level of experience
  • An opportunity to be part of ‘one team’ coming together to develop even better ways of working
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements to help you achieve a greater work/life balance
  • A generous annual leave entitlement and the ability to purchase further leave
  • A significant employer contribution towards your LPGS defined benefit scheme pension pot
  • 10% gym membership discount across LED sites

   
What we’re looking for…

Someone with a passion for working in the countryside and conservation sector to deliver a high standard of conservation management and site maintenance, at this popular country park on the edge of Yeovil. You will need strong practical skills and the ability to lead a team, as you will be supported by an assistant ranger, casual rangers and a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers. Surrounded by woodlands, meadows, historical park landscape, rivers, lakes and ponds, you will lead the team in the management of these varied habitats. You will have responsibility for the overall general maintenance of the country park, carrying out annual health & safety inspections and working with your team to ensure Yeovil Country Park is safe and accessible for its visitors. You will develop additional opportunities for visitors and the local communities to become involved at the country park, including delivery of an annual programme of public events. You will implement wildlife monitoring schemes to ensure appropriate management of the site and its protected species and you will work alongside the wider countryside team to manage and protect all of South Somerset’s countryside sites.

Please contact Rachael Whaites, Countryside Manager on 07949 482956 or email rachael.whaites@southsomerset.gov.uk should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

For job description, person specification & details on how to apply please visit the South Somerset District Council website

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Closing Date: 12/08/2022  Location: Yeovil Country Park

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