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Countryside Ranger

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Dartford
Salary Additional Information £20,591 PA rising to £22,485 PA following 12 months satisfactory performance
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 27/05/2022
Company Name Dartford Borough Council
Contact Name
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Would you like to be integral to improving Dartford’s Biodiversity? Would you like to help improve and restore some of the rarest habitats in Kent? Are you a good team player, with a great sense of humour and work ethic, then this role might be for you?

We are seeking to recruit a Countryside Ranger to work within a small team, to be a first point of contact for customers, contractors and partnership officers in Dartford’s Greenspaces. To actively participate with the daily maintenance, health and safety, help deliver and organise events, supervise conservation volunteers and community payback in their delivery of practical tasks. To help Dartford Borough Council improve biodiversity by restoring and improving a wide range of habitats from lowland heathland, SSSI Chalk grassland and SSSI Ancient woodland, amongst a range of other interesting habitats.

This role is ideal if you have a passion for wildlife and conservation, as well as engaging with members of the public to help increase ownership of their Greenspaces. We will help you to develop a broad knowledge of working within the industry, and gain many practical skills.

You will need good IT skills, be well organised, a good communicator and be customer focused. You will also need a flexible approach to working, and you will be expected to develop your practical skills and to have a 'hands-on' approach to the diverse working day in all weathers. To be a competent user of hand/ power tools and equipment.

This role requires a full and clean driving licence, and experience in practical conservation/land management.

For an informal chat about this vacancy, please email countryside@dartford.gov.uk

Interview Date: 23rd June. There will be a two part interview with a practical element.

Additional Information: Our staff benefits package includes: flexible annual leave & working arrangements, excellent training & development opportunities.

Additional Information:

This post is considered by DBC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.

37 hours per week. Monday – Friday. Flexi-time available. Free Parking.

“The Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer”


Please apply via: https://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/jobs-and-careers/job-vacancies-at-the-council

Do not send your CV – only fully completed application forms will be accepted

Closing Date:  27th May 2022         



Ref No: DBC/CR22



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