Assistant Ranger

Fixed Term until November 2021

Ryton Pools Country Park

Hours ie Part time – 29.6 hours per week average, Week 1: 22.2 hrs (3days), Week 2: 37 hours (5 days, including the weekend). Weeks 1 &2 alternate throughout the contract.

About Us

The Country Parks Service has a portfolio of 5 Country Parks and 3 Greenways across Warwickshire serving in excess of 900,000 visitors a year.

Ryton Pools Country Park is a 100 acre country park and is great to explore. There are many different habitats that are home to a wide range of birds and other wildlife. The excellent surfaced paths enable easy walking around the site, and provide access to adjoining ancient woodland Ryton Wood, the two new Play Areas and Pirate Trail.

Burton Dassett Hills Country Park is a series of rugged hilltops affording spectacular views in all directions and Fox Covert, small woodland with a surfaced footpath. Opened as a country park in 1971, the 100 acres contain a wealth of historical interest such as the prominent beacon, quarry remains and the nearby 12th Century All Saints Church.

Hartshill Hayes Country Park covers 137 acres of woodland and open hilltop with magnificent views across the Anker Valley. It’s a steep hilly woodland park with tea kiosk, adventure playground and toilet facilities and is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day.

Kingsbury Water Park lies on the River Tame and is a beautiful mosaic of lakes, meadows and woodland attracting over 350,000 visitors each year. It is a great place for families to visit with a range of activities on offer. It is renowned for its birdlife and is popular with birdwatchers; it also has one of the biggest coarse fisheries in the area.

Pooley Country Park is a 62.5 hectare site, one third of which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, contains several pools caused by mining subsidence and has woodland habitats. Situated on the Coventry canal, the Park and is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day. It’s a great place for young families with a play area and tea room on site.

We’re looking for an Assistant Ranger to join us.

The Role

As our Assistant Ranger you’ll be working weekends and Bank Holidays in all weathers. Using the works vehicles you’ll be travelling across the Park helping to promote and assist visitors’ enjoyment of the countryside. Ensuring the Park and facilities are clean and tidy; assisting with parking and taking payments, you’ll also contribute to public events and education; manage volunteers and provide information and advice. Working within a team and on your own initiative in all weathers you may be required to work at other sites and sometimes work additional hours as the need arises.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

To be successful in this role you’ll need strong customer care and communication skills as you’ll be managing a variety of relationships. It’s essential that you want to work weekends and bank holidays and equally important you have the ability to work independently using your initiative as well as within a team and in all weathers. You’ll need knowledge of conservation, recreation and countryside issues as well as previous experience of working or volunteering in a leisure or countryside environment where you will have developed practical countryside skills. An interest in wildlife and the outdoors is desirable.

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