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Epping Forest Keeper (Countryside Ranger)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location   England (South East) - UK, England (London & Greater) - UK
Salary   £35,663 - £39,805 per annum inclusive of all allowances Job Type - Permanent / Full time/Part time options available - Shift and Schedule – FT average 35 hrs per week on a rotational basis (1 weekend in 2). Mutually agreeable PT hrs also possible.
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   08/07/2024
Company Name   City of London
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Are you a people person who is passionate about the outdoors?

Want your office to comprise of ancient woodlands, grasslands and recreation spaces?

Epping Forest is seeking passionate, problem-solvers, who are committed to customer service excellence to help protect our treasured site, welcome our rising visitor population, and contribute to a positive team working environment.

About Us

Epping Forest stretches from London’s East End for 14 miles out into Essex and covers over 6000 acres along with a further 2000 acres of ‘buffer land’ and receives over 10 million visits each year. Two thirds of the Forest is designated as SSSI and SAC and is home to over 50,000 veteran trees, ancient pollards, over 100 ponds and lakes, two registered parks, ancient monuments, and listed buildings.

The role

Reporting to the Countryside Manager, you will help to ensure Epping Forest is a welcoming, clean, safe, and enjoyable destination for visitors by regulating, conserving and protecting the Forest and associated land holdings. You will become an attested Constable working with colleagues in the Forest Keeper, Enforcement, Recycling and Waste and Estates teams, to promote safe use and enjoyment of the Forest and Buffer Lands.              

Our ideal Candidate

  • Holds a GCSE Grade 4 or above (C or above) in English and Maths.
  • Has experience in working in countryside, parks or other open space environments.
  • Has experience of working with volunteers.
  • Has experience in frontline visitor service and prioritises customer service excellence.  
  • Has experience of practical risk management in regard to personal, public, staff and volunteer safety when working in an open space environment.  
  • Has good verbal and written communication skills and is proficient in IT packages such as outlook, word & excel. Experience in GIS use is desirable.
  • Holds a full UK driving licence.

Benefits Include

Competitive salary starting a £35,663 outer London pay scale, depending on experience (clear incremental progress points).

24 days annual leave plus public holidays (or time in lieu where applicable).

Pension scheme operated in accordance with Local Government Pension Scheme

Employee assistance programmes including mental well-being support.

Bicycle Loan scheme

Travel card scheme

Closing date:12 noon on 8 July 2024

Apply using the link below.  Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference number OENV0302. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process the successful applicant will be required to obtain an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

The City of London Corporation want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in the work that we do. The City of London Corporation is currently undergoing a programme to ensure that our pay and reward practices are competitive and equitable across the whole organisation – and is committed to regularly benchmarking and reviewing pay against external sectors.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 



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