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Somerset Council

Green Estates Community Ranger

About the job

This post will be located on several green space sites (country parks, local nature reserves) in and around the Taunton and Bridgwater area with the ability to work from home for office-based work.

Brand new post to engage new communities in their local green space.

Fixed term until 31st March 2025 with a possibility to extend (funding dependent).

What will I be doing?

We’re working to improve the lives of people in Somerset – and you’ll be a key part of that. Your day-to-day work will involve:

  • Providing and developing opportunities for new audiences to engage with their local greenspace including public events and educational visits.
  • Developing relationships with local communities and stakeholders to ensure that the greenspace is managed for the community.
  • Leading and supporting Green Estates staff and partners in the delivery of volunteer tasks including a wide range of activities such as habitat management, biological monitoring and visitor management.
  • Contributing to the improved management of open spaces for biodiversity so that more of Somerset’s habitats will be restored, contributing towards the 30 by 30 target.

   
What kind of experience or qualifications do I need?

We offer ongoing support, training, and guidance to help you be the best you can be. But it will really help if you have:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a subject related to the conservation of the Natural Environment.
  • Knowledge of wildlife, biodiversity and heritage
  • Experience of leading volunteer groups
  • Experience of leading educational groups
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

   
We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich our team. You can always contact the hiring manager for a chat if there’s anything you want to talk about before you apply.

What's in it for me?

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding and we offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more

   
Anything else I should know?

Salary: £23,893 -£25,979 per annum full time.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Rachael Whaites, Countryside Manager on: rachael.whaites@somerset.gov.uk or Tel: 07949482956

If you are successfully shortlisted to the post and offered an interview, you will be given 2 weeks notice of the interview date.

When completing your application/CV please provide your full employment history and ensure that any gaps in employment are explained.

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Closing date: 12 July 2024

Closing Date: 12/07/2024  Location: Somerset

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