Environmental Conservation - Countryside Ranger Level 2 Apprenticeship at Dorset Council

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Environmental Conservation - Countryside Ranger Level 2 Apprenticeship

Maintenance of the country parks, nature reserves, coastal paths and coastal corridor, the Rights of Way Network and Highway verges. 

The wardening of responsible use of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Furniture replacement, litter picking, constructing and installing fingerposts and waymarks, gates and stiles, vegetation clearance, path surfacing and repairs and livestock checks. 

Visitor centre work helping with interpretation, guided walks, wildlife monitoring, volunteer days and tasks such as helping supervise Conservation Volunteers, Monument Management Programme, school groups and events with local community groups.

Conservation work which includes tree and scrub clearance, grass cutting and meadow management, coppicing and dry stone walling.

Training to be provided

Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will gain a Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship.

Training will be provided in partnership with Kingston Maurward College.

You will have an employment contract and job description which will be supplemented with an Apprenticeship Agreement for the duration of your Apprenticeship. This will enable you to spend 20% of your paid working time on learning and development activities relating to the Apprenticeship.


Desired skills

Communication skills,IT skills,Attention to detail,Organisation skills,Customer care skills,Problem solving skills,Logical,Team working,Creative,Initiative,Non judgemental,Patience,Physical fitness

Desired qualifications

Other English (Grade Level 1) Desired,Other Maths (Grade Level 1) Desired

Future prospects

This is an apprenticeship placement opportunity with a maximum 12 month contract. 

There is no guarantee of a permanent post beyond this but support and guidance will be provided throughout the apprenticeship to identify and ensure a positive end result in terms of employment or further training opportunities.

Things to consider

This is an apprenticeship placement opportunity with a maximum 18 month contract.

About Dorset County Council

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council are being replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.

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