All Locations
Dorchester
Advertising SalarySalary Details:
£23,500 - £23,893
What is the vacancy type for this advertVacancy Type:
Permanent
Function:
Leisure & Culture
EmployerEmployer:
Dorset Council
Job Working PatternJob Working Pattern:
Full time

About The Role

An exciting opportunity is available for a Senior Estate Worker based in Dorchester, South Dorset 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for and knowledge of Countryside Management and access to the countryside. This understanding will be underpinned by a wide range of practical skills in habitat management and experience of working with volunteers, apprentices and the public.

This role is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with experience in countryside management to play an instrumental part in the management of our cut and collect highway verges program in Weymouth and public rights of way - improving public access to the countryside.

 The successful candidate will require;

 - A relevant level 2 NVQ or higher

 - NPTC 201/202 (or equivalent) chainsaw certificates essential, 203 and above desirable

- NPTC (or equivalent) brushcutter certificate essential

- PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates would be desirable

- NPTC (or equivalent) woodchipper certificate desirable

- NPTC (or equivalent) ride on mowers desirable

- Proven experience within the countryside management sector essential

- A wide understanding of wildlife and conservation and a passion for the natural environment

- A flexible approach to working hours

- The desire to achieve high standards and take pride in their work

- The ability to communicate effectively with both colleagues and customers.

- A good understanding of relevant health and safety working practices.

- A full driving license

Further Information

In addition we can offer;

 -Further training opportunities

 -Local government pension scheme

-27 day's holiday plus bank holidays (increasing depending on length of service)

 

About Us

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

    You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.


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