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Countryside Officer
  • Employer: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Reference: REQ000755
  • Published: Mon 06/03/2023, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/04/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,644-£37,602
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Main parks and open spaces, Earlswood, Surrey

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Countryside Officer

About the Role

As a multi-disciplinary role, the Countryside Officer will lead on setting the strategy, as well as the maintenance and protection of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s countryside, in addition to supporting the Arboriculture Officer on tree-related matters. The role will include the organisation and implementation of works highlighted within management plans, whilst ensuring due regard to current environmental practices and policies.

About the Person

You will be highly motivated and dedicated individual with a passion for the environment and a commitment to conservation.

The successful candidate should possess technical and practical knowledge of all aspects of countryside management, and will preferably have a degree in environmental science, ecology, or a related field, and relevant experience in countryside management or conservation, or relevant equivalent qualification.

Your will have experience in developing and implementing conservation and management plans, ensuring the protection and preservation of natural habitats and species and compliance with environmental legislation, working with local communities and partners to promote sustainable land use and conservation, providing advice and guidance to the public on environmental and conservation issues, conducting surveys and research to inform decision making.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in a challenging and rewarding role in countryside management, we would love to hear from you.

Staff Benefits

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.

We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Michael Hill, Greenspaces Operations Manager on: Tel. 01737 276391 or email:

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, supporting the guaranteed interview scheme for disabled and ex-armed forces candidates, who meet the essential criteria for the role.

Interview date: Week commencing 17th April 2023

Values and Behaviours

Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.