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Aberdeenshire Council

Countryside Ranger

Ref no: ABS41736
Location: Formartine Area Office 2931 Bridge Street Ellon, AB41 9AA
Salary: £29,886 - £31,247 per year
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Hours: 36.25 hours per week
Work From Home: Hybrid

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Countryside Ranger to join Aberdeenshire Council’s Ranger Service covering the Formartine Area. The Ranger Service is a team of area-based community Rangers, committed to connecting people and place. We work to raise awareness and understanding of Aberdeenshire’s natural and cultural heritage with residents and visitors.

We also promote responsible countryside access, and support communities to take action on biodiversity loss and climate change. We do this through face to face sessions, by creating online information and devising interpretive materials. We work with a diverse range of audiences, council services, volunteers, external partners and stakeholders. We therefore need our Rangers to be confident and creative communicators, and enthusiastic about sharing their broad knowledge of Aberdeenshire’s natural and cultural heritage. As well as enjoying working with people, our Rangers need to be comfortable lone working, sometimes in remote areas. This means our Rangers must be able to make decisions using their own initiative to deliver our aims and objectives within our strategy framework.

A full and current driving licence is required for this post. The post holder will also be required to drive Aberdeenshire Council vehicles and have a car available in order to undertake the full range of duties of the post.

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the service, the organisation and our communities.

This is a permanent annualised hours post, with hybrid working between home and the Ellon Area Office. There is a requirement for physical effort in this role and flexible, evening and weekend working.

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

Closing Date: 21/06/2024

Expected Interview Date: 01/07/2024 and/or 02/07/2024.

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Closing Date: 21/06/2024  Location: Formartine Area Office 2931 Bridge Street Ellon, AB41 9AA / Hybrid

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