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Parks Ranger

Job Title: Parks Ranger
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: 24799-26999
Start Date: February 2020
Reference: 4142
Job Published: January 28, 2020 15:53

Job Description

Parks Ranger
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join Bristol City Council as a Parks Ranger and be part of a flexible and committed team delivering high quality service standards for the city's parks and green spaces. This is unique role within the organisation which will involve carrying out a broad range of horticultural, landscaping, and nature conservation management tasks in our most important and historic parks and estates. You will have a highly visible role working with the public and volunteers across Bristol.

Growth and Regeneration
Job Type
Parks & Gardens
Working Hours
Part Time
Employment Type
Pay Grade
£24,799 - £26,999 (Pro Rata)
DBS enhanced
Closing Date
Ref No
Person Specification
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Job Description
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What will I be doing?

This is an opportunity to join our innovative Parks and Green Spaces Service in Bristol.  Providing formal parks, nature reserves, play areas and sports facilities we provide a vital free resource to Bristol citizens, important for the good health and wellbeing of every community.

As a Ranger you will have a highly visual and important role in making sure our parks and green spaces are welcoming and attractive places to visit and you will help lead the landscape maintenance and management of some of Bristol’s most important green spaces and heritage estates.

What do I need to have?

We are looking for someone with experience in carrying out practical landscape improvement work, habitat management tasks, woodland management tasks and grounds maintenance tasks. Someone who can encourage and promote the use of our Estates and other parks by leading volunteer activities and programmes.

You will have a flexible approach to work including working occasional weekends. You will need to be able to meet the physical demands of the role, have a strong customer focus and be prepared to lead volunteers, working both in a small team and on your own at different times.

The post may operate across a range of sites throughout the city in all weathers.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be successful in being shortlisted for interview, please submit an application which fully demonstrates how you meet each of the essential criteria as laid out in the Person Specification, this should be demonstrated in the ‘Further Information’ section of your application. Your application should fully evidence your education and training, along with your previous employment history. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, therefore please demonstrate how you can meet desirable criteria if you are able to do so.

Additional Information

This is a Part Time role, 18.5 hours per week.

If you have any further queries after reading the job advert along with the attached job paperwork then please contact Richard Fletcher (Area Manager) on

Shortlisting will take place on 5th February 2020.

Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 10th February.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

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