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Hampshire County Council

Assistant Ranger


Job Details:

Salary Range: £18,933 - £19,941 per annum
Work Location: River Hamble Country Park, Southampton
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 22 October 2021

Working from a base at River Hamble Country Park and covering sites in Southern Hampshire from Chichester Harbour through to the outskirts of Southampton, you'll assist the team responsible for the day to day management of SSSi designated Woodland, SPA Coastal & Riparian Habitats, Local Nature Reserves and Trails offering access to the Countryside.

Working mainly outside, your duties will include practical habitat management, working with volunteers, interpretation of work, installing and repairing site infrastructure, implementation of work plans, recording tasks and projects carried out on sites. You'll also assist in the monitoring of livestock on grazed sites ensuring welfare and conservation objectives are met.

You'll be able to fulfil the physical requirements of the role and be a good communicator, capable and confident in dealing with queries and concerns from visitors and colleagues. You'll have the ability to work productively as part of a team as well as sometimes working under your own initiative. You'll also need an awareness of statutory health & safety policies and other appropriate legislation.

You'll have a qualification, experience or training in similar conservation related work and relevant qualifications for tree felling, brush cutter use, tractor driving, ride-on mower and pesticide application.

You'll be required to drive a Council vehicle and must hold a current full drivers' licence.

What can we offer you?

Hampshire County Council is recognised nationally as one of the highest performing local authorities in the UK. A modern, forward-looking local authority, it offers a pleasant, supportive, and collaborative working environment.

Hampshire County Council is also a flexible employer interested in making the most of your skills and offers a great work life balance. We invest in you through our internal development programmes and training and offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Additional Information:

Assistant Ranger Job Description and Person Specification

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Jim Hobson, Countryside Team Manager South on 07784 263514.

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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Closing Date: 22/10/2021  Location: River Hamble Country Park, Southampton

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