Countryside Maintenance and Projects Team Ranger

 Bakewell DE45 1AE, UK
Full Time

  About the Job

Countryside Maintenance and Projects Team Ranger (2 years Fixed Term)
Bakewell, Derbyshire (with travel to project sites across the Peak District National Park)

Do you have a background in property, landscape or countryside maintenance? Want to get involved with projects that will help shape some of the nation’s most famous views? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

About Us

The Peak District National Park Authority protects, enhances and shares the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Peak District. We also support the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work.

As the UK’s first National Park, the Peak District has a rich history and has been shaped by the interaction of people and nature over thousands of years. The Park is enjoyed by millions each year looking for adventure, knowledge and a fantastic day out.

It’s an exciting time to join us, as we are implementing a variety of projects to enhance our facilities and overall visitor experience.

The Benefits

- Salary of up to £21,166 per annum
- Parking
- Work in a fantastic environment with unforgettable views

This is an incredible opportunity to play a key part in the preservation and maintenance of one of the UK’s most stunning sites, a place that has been inspiring curiosity and encouraging exploration for decades.

The Peak District National Park is a treasured landscape that has been shaped by the long interaction of natural and cultural forces. Your work will elevate our facilities and trails to the next level, which will enable even more people to discover and enjoy the wonders of the Peak District.

The Role

As a Countryside Ranger / Maintenance Technician, you will help to deliver a range of countryside and property maintenance projects across the National Park.

Working in line with H&S requirements, you will help to enhance our facilities, as well as completing repairs and project work on our trails network, rights of way routes and countryside estates.

Specifically, you will:

- Help to identify maintenance priorities through a planned works programme
- Maintain facilities such as car parks, toilets and visitor centres
- Carry out masonry repairs, fencing, grass cutting, signage, surfacing and tree work
- Provide maintenance advice to colleagues

About You

To join us as a Countryside Ranger / Maintenance Technician, you will need:

- Demonstrable experience in property, landscape and/or countryside maintenance and landscape construction projects
- Experience of operating a range of vehicles and plant, power tools and machinery
- Good record-keeping skills regarding project budgets and vehicle or equipment servicing and training
- A full driving licence

Knowledge of public sector procurement would be beneficial, as would experience of preparing and evaluating tender documents for small scale work and contract management. Completion of the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) would also be an advantage, as would knowledge of COSHH legislation and experience of carrying out COSHH assessments.

We would like to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Landscape Operative, Maintenance Technician, Countryside Maintenance Operative, Landscaper, Construction Operative, or Property Maintenance Technician.

The closing date for applications is the 27th February 2020.

The Peak District National Park Authority is an equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

  Job Summary

Job Title
Countryside Maintenance and Projects Team Ranger

Closing Date
27 February 2020

Date Posted
06 February 2020

Job Reference

Bakewell DE45 1AE, UK


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