Pay Band 5/CS EO - £28,678 to £30,762
Starting Salary: £28,678
Business Area: Visitor Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Number of Posts: 1
Closing Date: Applications are accepted until 11.55 pm on 9 January 2022.
Working Pattern: This is a fulltime vacancy, however we are a flexible employer and encourage applicants who wish to work other flexible working patterns to apply, as requests will be considered.
Nationality Requirements: We are currently unable to sponsor individuals to work in the UK therefore it is essential that you ensure you have the Right to work in the UK before applying to work with us.
You are also be required to meet the nationality requirements to work for the Civil Service.
Disability Confident Scheme: Applicants claiming a guaranteed interview will be invited for further assessment should they meet the minimum essential criteria listed in this document.
Further information about this post is available from HR@forestryandland.gov.scot
If you have any queries relating the recruitment process or require any adjustments for the application process, please contact HR@forestryandland.gov.scot
About the team
Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is an agency of the Scottish Government. We manage Scotland's Forests and Land on behalf of the Scottish Ministers.
FLS Central region covers 92,000ha of forests stretching from the Atlantic oak woodlands on Cowal in the West, across Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to the recreational pinewoods of Fife. The region includes lowland raised bogs and former coal sites within the southern central belt area.
The Visitor Services Team is responsible for providing a high-quality visitor experience through the management of recreational facilities and engagement with visitors, lease holders and event organisers and participants.
The Visitor Services team manage public access and safety across the geographically diverse holding, including 112 managed trails, 1 visitor centre and 40 urban woodlands that support the mental and physical wellbeing of over 2.6 million visitors annually.
What you will do
Working with a small team, you will manage a diverse range of sites. This includes Carron Valley, the Whitelee windfarm and Kilpatrick hills, along with urban woodlands around Glasgow â€“including Cuningar Loop. You will work with colleagues to provide a high quality visitor experience, in a safe and cost effective way. Part of the role is to encourage new audiences to our sites, including newly established sites across the central belt, while working with neighbours, groups and communities to enhance visitor experience.
You will build working relationships with partners to develop and oversee infrastructure projects. Occasional evening, weekend and public holiday work is a requirement for the role.
Below are details of the Success Profile that make up this role. You will be expected to provide evidence to show how you meet the criteria at application and/or interview stage.
Behaviour 1 and Lead Criteria: Managing a Quality Service.
Behaviour 2: Communicating and Influencing.
Behaviour 3: Working Together.
Behaviour 4: Seeing the Big Picture.
You will not be assessed against this at application stage. However, this will be assessed if you are successful for interview.
What we offer you
If successful, you will be entitled to a wide range of benefits. This includes:
Where a vacancy attracts more than 10 applications, only certain â€˜essential' criteria, known as â€˜lead criteria', will be assessed at sift stage, providing this is specified in the advert. However, it is still important that you complete the entire application form in sufficient detail, as there is no way of knowing that a vacancy will have a high number of applications.
We strongly believe in an inclusive and supportive work culture. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of background. We are currently under-represented by women, therefore we encourage applications from females.
Concerns about our recruitment
If you believe that the Civil Service Recruitment Principles have been breached, you can submit a complaint to the Head of People and OD who will assess compliance with the Recruitment Principles but will not review the decision(s) of the selection board.
If you are not satisfied with the response from your complaint, you may submit an appeal to the Civil Service Commission, as set out in the complaint outcome letter. For more information on the Civil Service Commission Complaints Procedure, please click here.
Closing date: 9 January 2022, 11.55pm.
Closing Date: 09/01/2022 Location: Clydebank