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Derbyshire County Council

Countryside Warden

Location: Clay Cross Countryside Centre

Reference: JOB/22/04919

Salary details: Grade 6 £20,043 - £20,498 per annum

Job term: Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 27 November 2022

Clay Cross

£20,043- £ 20,498 – plus 2022/23 pay award pending and market leading package (see below)

We have a Countryside Warden vacancy in our Wider Sites team within Derbyshire County Council’s Countryside Service, working primarily in the North East of the County.

Your work as a warden in the Wider Sites Team will be across a diverse portfolio of Countryside sites including Country Parks, Multi-user Trails, and many other varied greenspaces. You will have the opportunity to work with and support other countryside staff in the North West and South of the County.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a busy County-wide Countryside Service working with an exceptional team of experienced Wardens and Rangers.

  • Working as part of the Derbyshire County Council’s Countryside Service team, you will provide a high quality and effective service, undertaking duties supporting the day to day operation and management of Countryside sites and facilities
  • You will be able to demonstrate skills in landscape and habitat management, path/trail and waterway maintenance, access improvements, events and interpretation as well as community action co-ordination and engagement
  • You will have a background in countryside management, recreation and practical conservation, with experience in the principle duties relating to management of countryside visitor sites and their facilities. Experience of working with, supervising and motivating volunteers would be an advantage
  • A committed individual, ideally you will have excellent communication skills, be well organised and be a creative team player; but equally able to work on your own initiative

This list is not exhaustive, please do take a look at our comprehensive job profile for more detail.

In return, we offer commitment to your continuing professional development with ongoing training opportunities in a supportive team, as well as range of benefits including:

  • 25 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service, plus bank holidays
  • Training and development opportunities including where necessary, Chainsaw, Brushcutter, Chipper, and other equipment, habitat management and other training as part of a personalised development plan.
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Access to a comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • Regular working hours of 8:30am-4:30pm with opportunity to build up time for time off in lieu
  • and much more!

For more information on other vacancies in our Countryside team, the wonderful work we do and the benefits we can offer simply click here

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Mark Hudson on 07899 062436

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

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Closing Date: 27/11/2022  Location: Clay Cross Countryside Centre

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