APPRENTICE PARK RANGER
Fixed Term Contract – up to 18 months
Based at Scone & Devon Park, Newark and Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone
Level 2 Countryside Worker
Countryside Worker Level 2
£160.35 per week (increasing after 12 months)
Do you enjoy working outdoors?
Do you have an interest in conservation?
Do you want to have a positive impact on your local environment?
If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!
We are looking for an apprentice to join our Development Team working alongside our Park Rangers and our Environmental Programme Officer.
You will gain valuable work experience, work with a great team and develop your skills and knowledge by undertaking a recognised qualification; Level 2 Countryside Worker.
You will support the Rangers to ensure that the Parks and other green spaces within the district are safe, enjoyable, educational and great places to visit. You will work with volunteers and colleagues to liaise with local schools, youth groups and other groups to run guided walks and coordinate activities encouraging people to use these wonderful spaces and will also carry out minor repairs and maintenance to ensure that the spaces are well kept and assist with the collection of data to monitor usage of the facilities.
You must be prepared to work outside in all weather conditions, be flexible in your approach to tasks and have the ability to adapt to a varied workload. The successful candidate will have English and Maths GCSE at 4/C or above, or equivalent, or the ability and willingness to work towards functional skills in these areas. You will also have genuine enthusiasm for conservation, countryside management and the environment and enjoy communicating with a wide range of people.
The role will include working at various locations and you must be able to travel within the district as well as be happy to travel to Derby College as required for your qualification.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Matt Adey, Development Manager, on 01636 655253
Veterans/family of forces/ex-forces, those in care/care leavers, and candidates who declare a disability (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) will be guaranteed an interview provided they have demonstrated that they meet the essential criteria of the post as detailed in the Person Specification on their application form.
Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 6th August 2021
Interviews: Date to be confirmed