Park Rangers - City of London

CITY OF LONDON

North London Open Spaces – Ranger x 5

Contract type: Full time (37 hours per week), permanent

Salary: £40,000 – £44,366 inclusive of all allowances

Location: Golders Hill Park, Hampstead Heath (inc. West Heath), Highgate Wood, Queen’s Park, and Parliament Hill

We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our North London Open Spaces Team.

Do you excel working in a fast-paced, outdoor, all-weather environment? Do you enjoy performing grounds maintenance and conservation tasks to high standards? Are you a good team leader? Are you willing to continue progressing in your skill sets and grounds maintenance knowledge?

About Us

The City of London Corporation manages 11,000 acres (approximately 4,500 hectares) of land in and around London that is enjoyed by over 16 million visitors annually. Whilst there are small pockets of land within the Square Mile, the majority can be found elsewhere in London and the surrounding counties. The City Corporation acts as Trustee of 10 charities which, through their various objects, are responsible for the preservation in perpetuity of a large proportion of these award-winning open spaces.

The Role

The Ranger is the frontline face of our open spaces and critical to ensuring a safe, welcoming customer experience to all users and maintaining the high standards required for the Green Flag Award and other nationally recognised standards. The Ranger will play a dynamic role in supporting existing teams to keep the parks clean and safe, engaging with visitors and community groups, continuing with the upkeep of sports pitches and facilities, and supporting events and entertainment across the department. The Ranger will have team leading responsibilities and will be expected to work collaboratively with the Senior Ranger in planning the tasks for the team. This is an exciting and fast-paced role working in one of London’s most unique open spaces where no two days are alike.

 

The Ideal Candidate

You have a full, clean UK driving licence. You have GCSE English and Maths, as well as an NVQ in Sport Turf Management, Woodland Management, Environmental Conservation or similar depending on the site, or relevant experience. You have a good understanding of Health & Safety within a work environment. You have the relevant certification to operate machinery and tools. You will have demonstrable experience working in a fast-paced open spaces environment or a similar field. You have good communication skills, can follow company policies and procedures, and provide accurate written and verbal updates to your line manager. You show initiative and work well in a team. You are flexible, calm under pressure, and have a can-do approach to working outdoors.

Benefits Include

Competitive salary starting at £40,000 including inner London Weighting, depending on experience (with clear incremental progress points).

24 days’ annual leave plus public holidays (or time in lieu where applicable).

Pension scheme is operated in accordance with Local Government Pension Scheme.

Employee assistance programmes including mental wellbeing support.

Bicycle loan scheme.

Travel card scheme.

Closing date: 12 noon on 14 June 2024.

To apply online please click the apply button.

 

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone). A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

This role requires a Basic Disclosure & Barring Service check.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Apply link https://careers.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

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