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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
16/07/2020
Advert End Date:
17/08/2020 23:59
Salary:
£21,589 - £23,836
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
Vacancy ID:
198927
Employment Location:
County Hall

Job details 

Closing date:
17 Aug


Further information

Wildlife Ranger (Coastal Mitigation Service)
Permanent 37 hours per week
CLOSING DATE 17 AUGUST 2020

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Northumberland Coastal Mitigation Service (CMS).

As a Wildlife Ranger you will be engaging with people in order to tackle recreational impacts on internationally important wildlife sites on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK.

With some responsibility for managing local volunteers, you will undertake a variety of roles, including awareness-raising, education, ornithological monitoring, disturbance monitoring, enforcement, designing solutions for disturbance hotspots, nest protection and control of pirri-pirri bur within dune grasslands. There will also be opportunities to assist in habitat management and creation projects.

Effective public engagement is key to the success of this project and, as well as engaging face to face with people on the coast, you will be responsible for helping to deliver a compelling social media presence, telling the fascinating story of coastal wildlife through the seasons and increasing public appreciation of and support for it.

We are searching for a candidate who combines excellent people skills with an understanding of ecological issues and a deep commitment to nature conservation, and who has the tact and assertiveness to influence people’s behaviour, pursuing enforcement action when required. You will have experience of public engagement, ecological survey work, habitat and access management, and will have excellent verbal and written communications skills. You will also have the ability and motivation to undertake extensive, ongoing ornithological and disturbance monitoring work.

This challenging role is an exciting opportunity to deliver an important initiative to conserve valuable wintering and breeding bird populations and dune grasslands, in one of England’s most stunning landscapes. Frequent weekend working will be required, as well as access to a car for work purposes.

We are offering:
? A starting salary of £21,589 (Band 5)
? Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
? A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
? Flexible working arrangements

For an informal discussion about this post please contact David Feige on 01670 622653 or email david.feige@northumberland.gov.uk

More information can be found in the attached job description and for guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

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