Project Assistant (Ranger)
Fixed term contract until 31st December 2017
£13,372- £15,000 per annum
Midnight on 27th November 2016
1st December 2016
Join a team that is changing places and changing lives.
Groundwork is the community charity with a green heart. We believe that big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. Groundwork operates throughout the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.
We are looking for an Assistant Ranger with a keen interest in conservation and the environment to join our green spaces team. The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to take the first step in developing a career in the conservation/green spaces sector. The position will provide the opportunity to gain experience in practical conservation work, management of local nature reserves and construction projects (installation of boardwalks, raised beds etc).
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the tool usage, habitat management and Health & Safety. They will also be willing to work outside in a variety of weather conditions. Some aspects of role will require lone working, and once a month weekend work.
Plan, promote and lead practical Conservation and Environmental tasks.
Assist with the management of local nature reserves and ancient woodlands including undertaking site surveys, inspections and maintenance.
Assist with grounds management at our environment centres.
Supervise and co-ordinate Volunteers and Community groups.
Demonstrate correct use of tools and equipment and safe work procedures.
Assist in construction of boardwalks, growing spaces, raised beds, etc.
Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.
In return we offer:
· A contributory pension scheme
· Life Assurance for all employees at four times annual salary
· 25 days annual holiday, rising after two years and reaching 30 days after 4 years
· Childcare vouchers are available on a salary sacrifice basis
· Scope to continuing development of your professional skills
· A salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
· A salary sacrifice Payroll Giving scheme
To apply please download the application form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to
Laura Dyke at Groundwork South, Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY
before midnight on the 27th November 2016 or for more information regarding the post please contact Ronnie Fleming on 01895 832662.
CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.
Closing date: Midnight on 27th November 2016
Interview date: 1st December 2016
We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability. sexuality, religion or age.