Supply Visitor Rangers, Pullar House, Perth

Job Description Supply Visitor Rangers - PKC11266 £13:59 per hour Pullar House, Perth Perth & Kinross Council is looking for additional Visitor Rangers who can make a real difference to the lives of the communities...

Job Description

Supply Visitor Rangers - PKC11266
£13:59 per hour
Pullar House, Perth

Perth & Kinross Council is looking for additional Visitor Rangers who can make a real difference to the lives of the communities most impacted by the increase in visitor numbers.  These posts are on a casual contract with most demand in summer 2024.

This role involves taking part in regular multi-agency motorised patrol rota around rural visitor hotspots to engage with visitors and provide guidance on responsible access, which may require diplomacy and decisiveness.

The successful post-holders will support local landowners and communities impacted by additional visitors and promote responsible behaviours compliant with Scottish Outdoor Access Code. 

In this varied role the ranger will often be the first point of contact for the visitors as well as the residents thus will represent Perth & Kinross Council.

Work is primarily outdoors and will require regular driving through countryside across Perth & Kinross.

Rangers will be required to perform simple maintenance tasks.  Relevant training, uniform and access to liveried vehicle will be provided.

This job provides a perfect opportunity to try out a ranger job, for someone looking for a career change or for students to gain some valuable experience.

Perth & Kinross Council Values and Behaviours

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

The Individual

Successful candidates will have experience of working with the public in a customer focussed role and interest in and enthusiasm for working outdoors.

You must be able to communicate effectively and politely with all stakeholders and display strong negotiation and persuasive skills. 

A good ranger has sound knowledge of rural issues and is flexible, resourceful and able to solve problems.

You must be literate, numerate, have good ICT skills and a full UK driving licence or the right to drive in the UK.  You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to regularly patrol a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

A flexible approach to working hours is needed as regular evening and weekend working will be required including Bank Holidays.

You will have the ability to work alone, without supervision, along with excellent team and partnership working skills.

You require the ability to cope with the physical and emotional demands of the post including driving long distances, walking on rough terrain and working in inclement weather.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Arek Nowrotek, Visitor Management Co-ordinator on 01738 459614 or at ANowrotek@pkc.gov.uk 

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees.  One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists.  Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland  Jobs, careers and employment.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

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