Environmental Ranger

  • Company:
    South East Water
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
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South East Water has a vacancy for a Part Time Environmental Ranger at Arlington Reservoir, near Polegate, East Sussex.The successful candidate will be passionate about the environment and natural world in general. They will also be competent in the use of tools and equipment needed in undertaking a wide range of environmental/grounds maintenance work.A good level of physical fitness will be necessary, as well as excellent people skills and the confidence to work responsibly, without supervision. Good time management, organisational and decision making skills; together, with an eye for detail are essential requirements of this role.Main responsibilities include:Answer all customer enquiries and where necessary transfer any enquiries to the relevant department.Daily maintenance and checks of safety boat and jetty.Manage and supervise members of the public visiting the site when required ensuring that they follow the site bylaws.Weekly water sample collection and level data gathering and recording.Ensure that fences, gates, stiles and other onsite furniture is repaired and replaced where necessary and clear of over-hanging vegetation.To keep the lodge, office and toilet area clean and tidy, undertaking daily cleaning of these areas.Undertake scheduled inspection and maintenance of tools and equipment used for grounds maintenance.Assist the Environmental Team with baseline SSSI surveys.Daily patrols of the reservoir to ensure that the site is litter free, hazard free and that the general public are under control and only present in areas designated for public use.Daily emptying of litter bins in public amenity areas to ensure that the site is maintained litter free and free from vermin.Undertake weekly health and safety checks for the public amenity areas of the site reporting all findings and remedying any potential hazards where possible.Encourage site visitors and where necessary their animals not to swim in the reservoir, or to allow dogs to roam the site off leads. Where problems result to raise any issues.Daily opening of the public car park, public toilets and Visitor Centre building ensuring that all facilities are locked at the end of the day.Weekly checks of site signage to ensure that they are intact and maintained reporting any issues.Twice yearly overhaul of safety boat, buoys, lifelines and other equipment utilised on the site by the general public.Warden the car parking area at Arlington, ensuring payments for parking have been made, issuing where necessary parking tickets for non-paymentThe position covers non-standard hours and follows a rota which is set at the beginning of each year. The details of the rota will be discussed at interview stage however the minimum number of hours that will be worked per month on average would be 20 hours per week. More hours would be worked in the summer months than winter months so therefore your pay would be higher in the summer. Hours of work cover Monday to Sunday, with hours ranging somewhere between 9am and 8pm, payment on these hours being made on a standard hourly rate, paid by timesheet in arrears.A full driving licence is essential.The recruitment process may include an interview via Zoom and you may be asked to prepare a short presentation in advance of your interview, you may also be asked to complete a PPA Assessment (Personality Profile Assessment).This post is subject to a basic criminal record check and Right to Work in the UK.In return, we offer a competitive salary, a minimum of 25 days annual leave pro rata, a stakeholder pension scheme in which the maximum Company contribution is 10% and a life assurance scheme.Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.#INDMP