Ranger Services Manager
£33,322 - £41,856 per annum, plus flexible benefits
Holyfield Hall Farm (EN9 2EG)
Type of position:
A fantastic opportunity to manage and shape the green spaces of Lee Valley Regional Park.
The award-winning Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin. The park provides a unique 'natural' corridor on London’s doorstep and provides a vital refuge for wildlife. It contains a variety of landscapes and open spaces to enjoy, from industrial heritage sites and nature reserves, to a 1,000 acre country park and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the Lee Valley Regional Park has something to offer everyone.
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic countryside professional to join our Open Spaces Team as one of two Ranger Services Managers.
Responsibilities of the post include:
To ensure delivery of a first-class level of service, including establishing and maintaining good relations with visitors through effective communication both in person and via green spaces employees
To ensure delivery of agreed standards and service levels in all areas
To deliver Green Flag and London in Bloom acreditation awards
To monitor and manage the use of the park by visitors, patrol designated sites and provide assistance to Park visitors, including responding to any on-site emergencies and ensuring compliance with park Byelaws
To assess and act upon visitor feedback through a range of community engagement forums
To work with the Bio-diversity team to ensure delivery of the Authority’s Biodiversity Action Plan
To work with the events team on the pre and post production of major park events and develop and deliver an events programme, including small community events and to deliver events and presentations outside normal working hours to external groups and to attend other forums and community meetings
To develop and deliver education programmes in co-operation with the Youth and Schools team including guided walks and talks
To represent the Authority at community groups
To engage with stake holders on adjoining land holdings, regarding development and management issues, i.e., Canals and Rivers Trust, Environment Agency, Natural England, neighbouring councils and Network Rail
To represent the Authority on Members Visits and provide feedback for park wide development and issues to members
To ensure that the Authority’s Health & Safety regulations are met by all visitors to the park
You will need to have proven experience of working in a parks/countryside environment along with a good working knowledge of conservation and habitat management, plus a recognised post-A level qualification e.g. Project Management and IOSSH Managing Safely. Experience of working with volunteers and community engagement activities would be highly desirable.
A full driving licence is essential and successful applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate from the Criminal Records Bureau, for which assistance will be given.
Closing date: 3 December 2021
If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date,
you should assume you have been unsuccessful
We are an equal opportunities employer
We reserve the right to amend the closing date of this advert
No agencies please