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Parks and Countryside Warden - Basildon Borough Council

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Basildon
Salary
Up to £13.07 per hour
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Sector
Streetscene
Contract Type
Interim

Job Details

Parks and Countryside Warden - Basildon Borough Council

Basildon Borough Council

Temporary, Full Time

£13.07 per Hour

Location: Basildon

Closing Date: Sunday 16th June 2024

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Basildon Council to recruit into their temporary Parks and Countryside Warden role.

Please note, this role is full-time on a temporary contract until 30/09/2024.

Working hours:36.25 per week; 07:30am - 15:30pm,

The role

  • To assist the Countryside Supervisor in improving public appreciation and appropriate use of the countryside whilst protecting and enhancing the more sensitive ecological areas.
  • The Parks and Countryside Warden is employed full time but will need to work hours according to the needs of the service.

Duties

  • To work as part of a team or alone undertaking all maintenance and repairs within Countryside Services as set out within the department's management plans
  • To undertake varied horticultural and conservation operations on council owned land for example, grass cutting, pruning and litter clearance including the use of tractor and tractor mounted equipment.
  • To assist in the overseeing of the Health and Safety of volunteers and the public using the conservation areas and ensuring compliance with legislation and accepted methods of good practice.
  • To assist with open days and events at all Parks and Countryside sites.
  • To patrol sites and report incidents and accidents.
  • To attend meetings involving Parks and Countryside staff.
  • When necessary, cover annual leave periods of other team members at weekends.
  • To undertake all duties within the framework of equal opportunities.
  • Where necessary, undertake site maintenance, habitat conservation, repair work and minor constructions, ensuring they follow high standards of best practice and conform to Health and Safety and nature conservation requirements.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post. These other duties must be equivalent to or below the salary and status of the role and, where appropriate, under the Equality Act 2010, due consideration must be given to any employees with a "protected characteristic".
  • You must cooperate in all matters relating to Health and Safety and implement all procedures for your job role. The identification of Health and Safety related risks within the working environment must be highlighted to your management.
  • Must have a full driving licence.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Demonstrable experience of manual outdoor work.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Full manual driving licence. (Please note that adaptations to the Council's vehicle being used would be considered in line with the Equality Act 2010).

Why choose Basildon Council?

Basildon Borough Council is one of the largest local authorities in the East of England region and serves a population of approximately 172,000 people. The town of Basildon is regarded as a key economic hub with the main areas of employment being engineering, research and development, distribution and financial services. Basildon is also the second biggest economy in the Thames Gateway, outside of Canary Wharf.

Working for Basildon Borough Council means making a practical and positive difference to the lives of people living and working in the Borough and provides a fulfilling career.

Each of our employees - whatever job role they are undertaking - can feel motivated by having a unique opportunity to use their skills to make Basildon a better place to live. Whether it is conserving our countryside, by regenerating our Borough, by housing our residents or by collecting the refuse on time.

Note: ECC are advertising this role on behalf of Basildon Council.

Basildon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

The Council applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful, you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email curve.resourcing@essex.gov.uk or Ashleigh.Ryan@essex.gov.uk

Please Note: This role will close on Sunday 16 th June 2024.

Company

Why Essex?

Essex County Council covers 1,300 square miles from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary. From the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career.

We celebrate difference and work to ensure that no one is disadvantaged when accessing services, employment or public life in Essex. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. We’re also committed to interviewing all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Free to deliver big

We recruit creative, ambitious, talented people, and free them up to think – and deliver – big.

We’ve made substantial changes in recent years, reorganising how we’re structured and how we work, so we can protect the most vulnerable and enable our economy to grow. Join us and you’ll be trusted to take control, manage change and make a lasting impact. You’ll be able to call upon external partners and suppliers to help you deliver. More importantly, talented, trailblazing colleagues – including many industry-leaders – will be right by your side to share ideas, knowledge and experience.

Find out how Essex County Council is changing, and how you’ll fit in.

Employee Recognition & Engagement

Here are some of the things we have in place to give our employees a sense of belonging, involvement and recognition. 

Employee Networks:

  • Ethnically Diverse Employee Network (EDEN)
  • Carers Forum 
  • Christian Network 
  • Disabled Employees Network 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Network
  • Parents Network 
  • Women’s Network
  • Men’s Network
  • Young People and Apprentice Network. 

You Make The Difference’ Awards - giving employees the opportunity to nominate individuals or teams who go above and beyond for our residents.

Employee Surveys – where we listen to the voices of our people and take action on what we hear.

Employee Panels – giving you the opportunity to feed back on a range of policies and initiatives, network with colleagues and influence far-reaching changes.

Learning and Development

We have developed diverse learning opportunities to support our people to grow both personally and professionally. This includes:

  • A large suite of online training and tools
  • Dedicated learning events such as ‘LearnFest’ – our flagship annual celebration of learning
  • Apprenticeships for both new and existing colleagues
  • Financial support to achieve professional qualifications
  • Support from subject matter experts 
  • The opportunity to share your own expertise to up-skill colleagues
  • Leadership and executive coaching
  • Learning on demand
  • Career pathways

Rewards and Benefits

  • Family Friendly flexible Working
  • Generous holiday and special leave allowances (including the option to purchase extra holiday)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance of three times annual salary
  • Volunteering leave (up to 4 days per year)
  • Employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Travel discounts & season ticket loans
  • Learning and Development opportunities/coaching & mentoring
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Lease car scheme (dependent on business needs)
  • Up to £8,000 relocation package (subject to terms and conditions)

You’ll also have access to MyReward, a unique platform for Essex County Council employees to gain various discounts and savings.

Your Wellbeing

At Essex County Council we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our people. We work closely with our employees to provide wellbeing support based on their needs. We strive to enable the right environment, conditions, and behaviours so individual and organisational wellbeing is embedded in everything we do.

Join us and get Inspired to do More.

Company info
Website
Telephone
0845 743 0430
Location
County Hall
Market Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1QH
United Kingdom

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