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Warwickshire County Council

Specialist Ranger - Woodlands

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced ranger, with hands on knowledge of tree and woodland management across a variety of habitats to join our dedicated, passionate team of rangers and specialist rangers. The post will be based at our flagship site in the north of the county, Kingsbury Water Park, and will work alongside the North Ranger team, also covering Pooley and Hartshill Hayes Country Parks. The woodland specialism element of the role will cover the whole portfolio of sites across Warwickshire, with everyday ranger duties focusing on the north. All our sites are manged with both visitors and wildlife in mind, balancing the needs of recreation with conservation.

The Role

Excellent customer service is at the heart of what we do, and being confident and welcoming with members of the public from all walks of life is an essential part of the role. Working within a team, your duties will include practical habitat management, public access works, site compliance, and safety checks.

Working weekends and bank holidays in all weathers, you’ll be using work vehicles to travel across the parks, helping to promote and assist visitors’ enjoyment of the countryside. You will also lead, as well as contribute to, events and school visits; ensure our parks are clean and tidy, carrying out routine maintenance as required; lead and manage volunteer groups; monitor car parking; and act as a bailiff for the fishery at Kingsbury Water Park. You may also be required to work at other parks across the county and work additional hours.

As the woodland specialist, you will be responsible for applying for funding and felling licenses, drawing up woodland management plans, engaging with internal and external stakeholders around arboriculture, conducting tree safety checks, and implementing our tree safety approach.

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For further information about the role please contact Thomas Crawford, Country Parks Operations Manager, 01926 412838, thomascrawford@warwickshire.gov.uk

Job details

Salary - £31,364 - £33,945 per annum

Contractual hours - 37 per week
Basis - Full time
Region - North Warwickshire
Package - Permanent

Deadline - 03/07/24 midnight

Closing Date: 03/07/2024  Location: North Warwickshire

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