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Senior Estate Worker (Dorset Countryside) (Internal Applicants only)

Salary details: £18426 - £19171

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Dorset Council
Occupational group
Natural Environment
Salary details
£18,426 - £19,171
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
David Ackerley
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 224630
Closing Date
09 August 2020 11:30 PM
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Intrnal Applicants only 

Countryside Worker

Permanent - Full time 37 hours per week

£18,462 - £19,171

Dorset Countryside

We are looking for enthusiastic well motivated person to work has part of the Greenspace Team in the Weymouth area. The role will involve working with a Senior Countryside Worker and leading a team when required. Managing the grass verges / green space and rights for way network in the Weymouth area.

What you will be doing

The successful applicant will working in a team which is primarily responsible for making the verges and green spaces more ecologically diverse, by implementing the award winning cut and collect regime. Being trained to use a range of equipment to help to keep all Dorset Council verges and green spaces maintained to a high standard

About you

  • A BTEC or equivalent in countryside skills i.e. National Certificate, National Diploma or minimum of level 2 in Environmental Conservation
  • First Aid At Work
  • NPTC or Lantra qualification in brush cutting, pesticide use, chainsaw use.
  • Significant working knowledge of the natural environment and relevant countryside issues
  • significant understanding of the application of heath and safety and /or other regulations within areas of responsibility
  • Relevant practical experience with countryside / rights of way management organisation
  • Experience in assessing and eliminating / minimising risk.
  • Some experience of working with people in difficult and challenging circumstances.
  • Able to work within a team environment
  • Able to follow procedures
  • to be able to carryout vegetation clearance using machinery and hand tools
  • Effective communication shills i.e. an ability to communicate with members of the public, land owners, farmers, local community groups, volunteers, partners.
  • Able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post
  • To be well motivated, enthusiastic and adaptable
  • To be able to work outside in all weathers
  • Ability to deal with potential situations of conflict
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on their own using their own initiative

Working at Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services. 

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here. The behaviours will form part of the selection process, where you will be asked to evidence when you have demonstrated them.

Additional Information

Hold a Full UK driving licence

Have a licence to tow a trailer or be willing to undertake a course to tow a trailer, as this is an essential part of the role

This vacancy is being advertising internally in the first instance to employees of Dorset Council and agency or casual workers currently engaged by Dorset Council. Where it is not possible to appoint from the existing workforce, the vacancy may subsequently be released to external candidates.

Please note that employees working within a school are not considered as internal applicants as there are no reciprocal arrangements between schools and Dorset Council for redeployment. If you apply for this position and are not an internal applicant by this description your application will not be processed. To receive regular updates on any council vacancies, open to external candidates, please register to receive email alerts.

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