West Berkshire Council requires a full-time Public Rights of Way Ranger to assist in the management of West Berkshire’s 750 miles of public rights of way. Reporting to the Public Rights of Way officer and working as part of a team of three, your duties will be to undertake practical maintenance work on the Council’s network of public rights of way. This work will comprise clearance of vegetation using Brushcutters, Polesaws, Hedgecutters and Pedestrian Flail Mowers. It will also entail the maintenance of the infrastructure which includes the installation and repair of signage, gates and minor surfacing works.
This is an outdoor-based job and will require a candidate who is able to work outside in all conditions and able to carry out strenuous physical work. You will have experience of some practical countryside work, the use of horticultural machinery and be able to deal in a tactful manner with landowners and members of the public.
Due to insurance constraints regarding the driving of Council vehicles applicants should be at least 21 years. A license to tow a trailer (B+E) is essential.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days.
For an informal discussion about the specifics of this post please contact Sallie Jennings on 01635 519070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.