Stafford Borough & Cannock Chase District Councils

Countryside Estate Workers – 3 posts

7 days left

Cannock, Staffordshire
Grade D : £19,698 - £21,748 per annum
05 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Job Ref
DP381, DP378, DP385
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Countryside Estate Workers – 3 posts

Grade D : £19,698 - £21,748 per annum


Post Numbers :

DP381 (37 hours per week, Monday - Friday - Temporary)

DP378 (37 hours per week, Monday - Friday - Permanent)

DP385 (22.2 hours per week, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - Temporary)


Flexibility is required for all posts to work regular rostered weekends (working both Saturday and Sunday), most likely on a 1 in 3 weekend basis, and will also include cover for Bank Holidays and occasional out of hours working, for which time off in lieu will be given.


Benefits to you:

  • Flexitime Scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Leisure Centre Membership
  • 22 days holiday increasing to 25 after 5 years continuous service
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Free Car Parking


The Countryside Team manages over 250 hectares of land within the District of Cannock Chase for the purposes of wildlife conservation and informal public recreation including a Site of Special Scientific Interest, three Local Nature Reserves, Local Wildlife Sites, and an Ancient Monument. Habitats include woodland, heathland, wetland, and species rich grassland. The sites are grazed by our own herd of Dexter cattle. The sites are predominantly urban or urban fringe in nature. The primary role of the team is to ensure that these sites are maintained to a high standard both for wildlife conservation purposes and public enjoyment.

We are looking for 2 full time and 1 part time Countryside Estate Workers, you will ideally have experience of working with volunteers and will have a good practical knowledge and experience of countryside management techniques for nature conservation. As well as being able to demonstrate managing a wide range of habitat types, the successful candidate will ideally be competent in the use of farm machinery, chainsaws, brush cutters and power tools, although training will be provided if needed. Experience in managing cattle would also be an advantage. Heavy manual work will be required.

In addition, you should have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively face to face and by telephone, demonstrating courtesy and tact in dealing with the general public and giving clear instructions to volunteers. The ability to carry out site inspections and maintain records are also essential requirements of the role.

Candidates will ideally have an understanding of wildlife and countryside legislation and possess appropriate qualifications in the safe use of forestry equipment and pesticide application. Possession of a valid full UK driving licence is an essential requirement.

The full-time posts are for 37 hours per week and the part time post is for 22.2 hours per week. All posts include regular rostered weekends inc. Bank Holidays. Hours of work are 8:30am to 16:25pm, and occasional out of hours working will be required. The main emphasis of the work for post DP381 will be at the Mill Green & Hawks Green Valley Nature Reserve.


Please state in the ‘Supporting Information’ section of your application form, which role/s you would like to apply for.

To apply for these vacancies online please go to

Alternatively please telephone 01543 462621 or write to HR Services, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG or e-mail quoting the relevant post number above.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Sunday 1st August 2021.

Interviews are anticipated to be held on w/c 16th August.



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