Horndean Parish Council – Estate Warden. £18,241 pa.
Horndean Parish Council is responsible for managing and maintaining 60 hectares of public land. We are currently recruiting a permanent full time member of staff, with grounds maintenance experience. The majority of the land is managed for nature conservation and public access, including four Local Nature Reserves and one Site of Special Scientific Interest. The remaining area includes parks, flower beds, play areas, sports facilities and amenity grassland, all of which are highly valued by local residents.
Duties associated with the role will include tree and hedge maintenance, re-stocking and managing shrub/flower beds, as well as other routine grounds maintenance tasks. The role includes the management of the nature reserves with brush cutting, scrub clearance and larger tree maintenance.
We are looking for applicants who possess a practical skills base, be physically capable of undertaking all duties connected with the role and be able to work effectively, either using your own initiative or within a team. The post holder will take pride in their work, completing tasks to a high standard and hold a full driving licence.
Ideal applicant will be a good communicator and have in-depth knowledge of nature conservation and countryside management, as well as experience of managing public amenity areas.
Closing date for Applications: Friday 24th November 2017 (No CV’s will be accepted, application form only).
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 4th December 2017.
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