Parks Support Officer

Bath, Somerset
£16,481 - £17,169 pa,
18 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Parks Support Officer

Environmental Services

£16,481 - £17,169 pa, 74 hours over a two week period

Fixed-term until 30 November 2018

Based at Bath RVP Depot

Parks Support Officer needed! If you are used to working outdoors, have practical repair skills (wood / metal) and a current UK driving licence, why not join the Parks Support Service based in Royal Victoria Park, Bath?

The Parks Department is looking for a competent and reliable person to become a Parks Support Officer.  The role includes locking and unlocking of Council parks, gardens and cemeteries, undertaking safety checks in parks and play areas, supporting the Department running events and weddings in parks and assisting the Parks Manager with miscellaneous estate management functions within the authority.

Full training and a uniform will be provided.

The working time is based on two week rota and includes some early morning and evening working, plus duty on alternate weekends. Extra hours may be required to be worked during the school holidays and / or for special events.

Appointed candidates may be called at short-notice to provide emergency cover within the play areas. We require individuals who are adaptable, confident and preferably have experience of using their own initiative when working alone.

This Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. All employees and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

Also in line with Council policy all candidates will be subject to medical clearance. This Council is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults. Full employment and enhanced criminal record checks will be made for all applicants being offered positions as there is contact with children and vulnerable adults.

If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description, please contact the Parks Manager on 07977228206.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All applicants must be willing to undergo rigorous safer recruitment screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

To apply, please visit our website by clicking the apply button.

Alternatively, telephone 01225 396409 (24 hours), quoting the reference number and job title for a paper application pack. 

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Closing date: 09 December 2016.