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Stanmer Estate Ranger

Posted on 25 July 2019

  • BHCC: Economy Environment & Culture
  • Stanmer Park
  • £21589 - £23836
  • Fixed Term
  • Apply by 1 September 2019

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/9790/3251
Positions available 1
Working hours 37
Closing date 1 September 2019
Job category Environmental & Conservation
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

We are looking for a highly motivated ranger to be part of the management and maintenance of the beautiful historic Stanmer estate in Brighton, and to develop and deliver activities.

About the role

Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery / Big Lottery Fund we are currently delivering a project which is investing over £7m in the restoration of Stanmer Park – the largest park in Brighton & Hove. As part of this project we are looking for an experienced ranger who can work with a range of partners to deliver volunteer activities, educational material and site interpretation as set out in the project activity plan, along with day to day site management operations.

You will report to the Stanmer Estate Manager and be part of an enthusiastic team of parks professionals. You will work collaboratively with our key project partners, Plumpton College and South Downs National Park. You will also be interacting with a diverse group of park visitors, village residents and businesses located within the estate.

The successful candidate will:

  • Organise and lead learning and volunteer activities in the wider estate.
  • Take part in exciting initiatives such as the conservation grazing project and the ambitious Stanmer woodland management plan.
  • Engage with a wide range of stakeholders to enable the council to achieve its objectives for the Stanmer Estate.
  • Work closely with the Estate Manager and other partners to ensure that the key messages of heritage and environment are effectively communicated to the residents, visitors and potential users of the estate.
  • Carry out some practical land management tasks.

You will also support the Estate Manager in the management and maintenance of the whole Estate and delivery of the Stanmer restoration project Activity Plan. Working with a range of delivery partners to develop and deliver volunteer activities, educational material and site interpretation as set out in the project activity plan along with day to day site management operations.

Fixed term for: 30 months

Interview date: Wednesday 11th September

For an informal discussion, please contact Robert Walker, Head of City Parks on 01273 294349

We highly recommend you read the ‘Statement Guidance’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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