Park Ranger - Capstone Country Park

Posted 18 June 2024
Salary £24242.40 Per annum
Job Type Full Time
Business Area Medway Norse

Job description

Park Ranger - Capstone Country Park

Norse Medway

£24,242.40 per annum

37 Hours per week 


Are you interested in wildlife, do you have an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and love being outdoors? We are looking to recruit a Park Ranger to work at Capstone Farm Country Park


About the Role:

Our Park Rangers have a wide a varied job role, maintaining the public areas within the site through grounds work and repairs and installation of site infrastructure, improving and maintaining a variety of habitats, both parks offer a wild variety of habitats and rare species, conducting surveys as well as producing and delivering an annual events programme and leading educational sessions for local schools both on and off site.


Alongside the general park maintenance, you will be collaborating with a range of stakeholders, resolving health and safety issues whilst enhancing our valuable green spaces by engaging the local community.


You will help manage and supervise the activities of contractors on site, and actively promote Medway's parks and open spaces in alignment with Norse Group’s values.


Capstone Country Park - covers an area of 114 hectares and contains a mix of young and mature woodland, meadow/grassland and amenity parkland. Capstone Country Park is also a Green Flag Award accredited.


What are we looking for from you?

You will be expected to bring a combination of knowledge, experience and skill to the role, highlighted by:

  • A professional qualification in countryside management (or similar subject), or demonstrable relevant experience
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and health & safety guidelines, including environmental management
  • Experience leading, managing and supervising activities events, educational sessions and working with volunteer groups
  • Excellent communication skills, comfortable and confident when dealing with members of the public
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to work effectively both as an individual and as part of a team
  • Experience in working with landscaping power tools and chainsaw experience and license is an advantage
  • Able to use own initiative and works as part of a team
  • A full manual driving licence

In return we can offer:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Robust induction programme, with further training available both in-house and externally provided
  • Excellent support through a hands-on, approachable management team and other colleagues
  • The opportunity to develop within a national company, with a clear career progression route

We are committed to employment practices and behaviours which encourage diversity, promote equality of treatment and eliminate unlawful and or unfair discrimination.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful and will not be progressed to the next stage.