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Conservation Works Team

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  • Sector:

    Engineering & Surveying

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  • Salary:

    £10.14 - £10.65 per hour

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Our client is seeking a Conservation Works Team on an initial 6 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

37 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£10.14 p/h

Job Purpose:

To carry out practical works in collaboration with other members of the Conservation Works Team and the Ranger Service in a professional, efficient and safe manner to further enhance and conserve the special qualities of business for the future enjoyment of all.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To work safely, ensuring all safety procedures and other controls identified by risk assessment are complied with and incidents reported promptly and appropriately.

  • To carry out general estate maintenance works on land and property owned or managed by the Authority (including public rights of way and access land) and to include: grass cutting, scrub clearance, path maintenance, leat clearance and repairs, ride management, culvert and drain cleaning and repair, erection and repair of fencing, hedging, walling and other boundaries.

  • To undertake practical conservation and access works on projects across Dartmoor, working with school groups, volunteers, Rangers and local communities as required.

  • To assist with the monitoring and maintenance of erosion sites utilising volunteers where appropriate. To report back to the Conservation Works Manager on the condition of sites.

  • To operate and undertake routine maintenance of equipment and small machinery including chainsaws, clearing saws/strimmers, mowers, track barrow and other machinery and ensure it is kept in good repair.

  • To carry out chemical weed control in a range of situations.

  • To assist with a wide variety of practical tasks, which can include; building maintenance, decorating, etc.

  • To explain and deal with on-site enquiries relating to work being undertaken, and promote the work of the Authority.

  • Provide support and advice to volunteers and other work placements to help them contribute to the work of the Conservation Works Team.

This job description outlines the current duties required for this post to indicate the level of responsibility. It is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and duties may be varied from time to time which do not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility.

Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Experience of all aspects of site maintenance and practical management of work sites.

  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions in managing tasks and prioritisation of workload.

  • General estate maintenance.

  • Woodland management operations and land management.

  • Working with community groups and volunteers.

  • Drainage and path maintenance, tree planting, hedging, ditching, fencing, walling, vegetation management.

  • Good geographical knowledge of Dartmoor.

  • Understanding the role of National Park Authorities.

  • Ability to operate machinery and hand held power tools associated with estate maintenance.

  • Ability to undertake a wide range of practical activities.

  • Ability to work effectively alone and with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with general public/colleagues.

  • Basic ICT skills.


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