Open Space/Countryside Officer

Location
Town Hall, Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5AA
Salary
£28,485 per annum pro rata according to the number of hours worked
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
02 May 2017
Job Ref
NBBC000000348
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Part Time
Hours
Part-Time

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

We are currently recruiting for:
Open Space/Countryside Officer for a period of 33 Weeks (From June 17)
We have an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, committed individual to join our team Parks and Countryside team. The post will provide maternity cover and as such particular emphasis will be placed on certain duties within the full job description:

• You will regularly monitor our nature reserves / environmental sites to ensure that our grounds maintenance contractor is properly undertaking their maintenance obligations and also to check the general condition of site ‘furniture’ and infrastructure
• You will investigate and respond to public enquiries about the sites with the support of other parks and countryside team members
• You will deliver our Conservation Volunteers group weekly task - delivering habitat management and access improvement works. You will direct the work and ensure that safe working practices are followed.
• To provide advice and guidance on nature conservation and biodiversity related matters, contributing comments on planning applications as required

Applicants should have relevant demonstrable experience in these key aspects of the role and ideally have experience more generally of wildlife site and public open space site management.

Applicants should ideally have a degree in Environmental Studies or a related subject and at least three years post-qualification experience. Applicants with equivalent qualifications and experience, or with significant demonstrable experience in these sorts of roles will also be given equal consideration.

The post will also require good IT, oral and written skills.

A full driving licence is essential and a current first aid at work certificate is also desirable

Interview Date
10th May 2017

Additional Information
As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday allowance and childcare vouchers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

For further information about the role please contact Paul Daly on 0247 6376 316 or Paul.daly@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk 

Please note that all applications must be received on an online application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Supporting documents
Job Description, Person Specification and Profile.pdf