Countryside Officer

Grade 6 £23,361 - £25,305 (pending review)


Full time 37 hours – some weekend working maybe required
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Service Delivery Directorate within the Direct Services Unit to assist in the provision and delivery of high quality natural green spaces across the Borough including our Country Parks. You will be involved in the day-to-day maintenance of these spaces, ensuring compliance with all legislation, grant schemes and health and safety, as well as internal policies and procedures.

You must have a good level of education, including a qualification in an environmental subject and also hold relevant certificates in land maintenance and use of hand and power tools. You should have practical experience in nature conservation and land management including team leadership and experience of developing and managing volunteers, as well as a good knowledge of relevant legislation and working practices. It is essential that you have the ability to undertake land maintenance work including the use of power and hand tools and have a sound understanding of health and safety. Understanding of land, habitat and wildlife management is also essential.

Within your role, you will provide advice and guidance to visitors and colleagues on countryside matters and assist with events and educational activities. As part of ensuring the provision of high quality, natural green spaces, you will maintain and develop the sites to enable their safe and appropriate use by the community. Ensuring continuous improvement, you will identify any problems and issues relating to the use and management of the sites and implement solutions. You will administer stewardship grant schemes and organise works required to support these claims. You will project manage small scale improvement projects on the countryside sites, ensuring approvals are secured, control of financial resources and supervision of contractors.

If you are excited by this opportunity and feel you have the skills, experience and attitude we are looking for we would love to hear from you. 

Please refer to the job description for further information on this role or contact Rachel Hardy, Countryside Manager on 023 8068 3797.

Job description


Closing Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed