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Hampshire County Council



Salary range: £21,403 - £24,055

Work location: River Hamble Rangers Depot, Southampton

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 10 December 2021

The Role:

Working from a base at River Hamble Country Park (and covering sites in Southern Hampshire from Chichester Harbour through to the outskirts of Southampton), you'll be a member of a team responsible for the day to day management of SSSi designated Woodland, SPA Coastal & Riparian Habitats, Local Nature Reserves and Trails offering access to the Countryside.

Working predominately outside, your duties will include practical habitat management, working with volunteers, interpretation of work, installing and repairing site infrastructure, implementation of work plans, recording tasks and projects carried out on sites. You'll also monitor livestock on grazed sites ensuring welfare and conservation objectives are met.

You'll lead on targeted species monitoring within the team, interpret the Countryside and our work using social media platforms and events.

You'll be able to fulfil the physical requirements of the role and be a good communicator, capable and confident in dealing with queries and concerns from visitors and colleagues. You'll have the ability to work productively as part of a team, as well as sometimes working under your own initiative. You'll also need an awareness of statutory health & safety policies and other appropriate legislation.

You'll have a qualification and experience in similar conservation related work, and relevant qualifications for; tree felling, brush cutter use, tractor driving, ride-on mower and pesticide application.

You'll be required to drive a Council vehicle and must hold a current full drivers' licence.

Additional Information:

Ranger Job Description & Person Specification

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a criminal records check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Countryside Team Manager Jim Hobson on 07784 263514 or

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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Closing Date: 10/12/2021  Location: River Hamble Rangers Depot, Southampton

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