Lancaster City Council is looking for an energetic and motivated Outdoor Ranger to join the Public Realm department. The role involves working within some of the City Council’s most high profile parks and open spaces.
The post holder must take pride in their work, take a practical approach to work, enjoy hands-on work and be happy to share their enthusiasm with visitors. You will lead volunteer groups within the park and also carry out grounds maintenance tasks including; weeding, strimming, hedge cutting.
You will also be responsible for overseeing one of the largest Splash Park’s in the North West working with Seasonal Staff to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the facility and our visitors at all times. With training, duties will include running the plant operating room ensuring clarity, hygiene and testing of the water meets safe standards.
It is an essential requirement that you are confident in carrying out a variety of maintenance tasks and help overlook and ensure the appropriate use of Morecambe Promenade. The role involves carrying out regular inspections, enforcing byelaws where appropriate and managing visitors in a highly professional manner whilst delivering excellent customer service.
It is also essential that the post holder has a full current, UK driving licence. This is because the role entails travelling from site to site carrying out inspections, transporting equipment, and often working alone. Large distances will need to be covered.
You will work safely with risk assessments and in compliance with safety procedures, facilitating improvements and efficiencies with the resources available to you in an increasingly challenging environment. The post holder needs to be able to handle the pressures of a busy park environment, whilst balancing day-to-day priorities.
Earlier this year Lancaster City Council unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing carbon emissions.
This post is permanent. The hours of work are 37 hours per week, working on a shift rota basis which will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays and your administrative centre will be White Lund Depot, Morecambe. You will be required on a rota basis to open and close Regent and Happy Mount Park in line with opening and closing times. There will be at times some lone working.
The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.
Closing date: Friday 11 October 2019
Interview date: Thursday 24 October 2019