Staffordshire County Council

Countryside Officer

Salary: £23,953- £27,514 per annum
05 Aug 2022
22 Aug 2022
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Countryside Officer

Salary:  £23,953- £27,514 per annum

37 Hours per week, Permanent

Based on Country Parks, working across Staffordshire

About the role

We are looking for an experienced countryside practitioner to join our Country Parks Team. As a Countryside Officer, you will play a key role in managing our parks, local sites and greenways across the county, making sure they are in great shape for wildlife, heritage and for our communities and visitors to enjoy.

What you’ll bring

With sound knowledge and experience of countryside management on public sites, you’ll have practical skills and be used to working outdoors. You’ll understand the survey and management requirements of key habitats and species. You’ll be familiar with managing health and safety and ensuring the sites are safe and welcoming. Experienced at working with volunteers, you’ll also be a good communicator, able to engage with visitors to positively influence behaviour and bring the sites to life.

Our benefits

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Vivup benefits platform – gives you access to lots of retail, lifestyle savings and offers all in a handy app on your phone
  • Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

How do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you experience any technical issues accessing or completing the application form please contact

Closing Date: 22nd August 2022
Interview Date: Provisional date 13th September 2022

For more information about the role please contact: Dan Saberton, Country Parks Manager at

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Our recruitment process

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

Please note a full manual driving license is required for the position.

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