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Park Ranger - Leavesden Country Park

Park Ranger – Leavesden Country Park

Salary: £21,501 to £23,498 inclusive

 (37 hours per week)

The Three Rivers district is an attractive mixture of town and countryside, situated in south west Hertfordshire, where the protection and enhancement of trees, woodlands and the landscape have a high priority.  The Council is responsible for managing a number of key open spaces across the district, including Leavesden Country Park which is one of our three Green Flag Award sites.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our lively Department of Community and Environmental Services for a Park Ranger based at Leavesden Country Park.  The post is fixed term for three years and has arisen due to a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid.  Key duties of the post will be to engage partners to deliver a programme of events and activities for local people and visitors to the area.  You will need to create and deliver a comprehensive programme of educational walks, talks and other outreach activities in line with the Activity Plan submitted as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund bid.  The emphasis will be on developing relationships with schools, community groups and the public.  You will also need to engage partners in developing, implementing and reviewing the Leavesden Country Park Management Plan, co-ordinate volunteer tasks linked to the management plan, communicate effectively with members of the public and carry out regular patrolling of Leavesden Country Park.  Evening and weekend work will form part of the role.

You should possess enthusiasm, be well motivated and be educated to HND level with experience of countryside management, working directly with the public and developing community projects.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential as is the ability to cope with a varied workload and minimal supervision.

For more information about the Heritage Lottery Fund Project, please visit this website:

https://www.abbotslangleyleisureproject.com/restoration-heritage--creativity.html

It is strongly advised that interested candidates visit Leavesden Country Park ahead of submitting an application form.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS: 8 April 2018 at Midnight

Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS

For further information contact Julie Hughes, Principal Landscape Officer on 01923 776611

An application pack for this position can be downloaded from the panel to the right of this advert.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Shared HR Service for Watford Borough and Three Rivers District Council jobs@watford.gov.uk or returned to Human Resources at Watford Town Hall.

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