Access Ranger, Fixed Term until 31/12/17, Various Country Parks (391.05) C/D 26/02/17

Vacancy posted: Friday, 10 February 2017

Salary: 24,045 - 27,067
Location: West Lothian

Closing date: 26 February 2017
Job ref. no.: WEL01687


Fixed Term until 31 December 2017 + 10% Enhancement

Candidates must be able to work 36 hours over five days on a rota system including public holiday, weekend and evening working. Satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Group check essential.

As a member of the Ranger Service, the Access Ranger has a fundamental role in enhancing and protecting our countryside, whilst encouraging greater public understanding and enjoyment of it. In particular this role will be responsible for co-ordinating the planning, development, implementation and management of public access.

It is essential that candidates should have a recognised certificate to SVQ Level 3 / HNC in an environmental / land based subject or related subject, or equivalent experience. Good knowledge and application of Land Reform (Scotland) Act and access related legislation. Strong initiative and drive in delivery of key tasks. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Relevant experience in communication, negotiation and consultation skills in relation to land access/management and working with the public/land managers. Computer literate and hold a full UK driving licence.

Experience in working with members of the public of all ages and abilities, knowledge of countryside management issues and good communication skills are essential.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

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