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Seasonal Ranger (4 posts)

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Creeting Road Depot, Stowmarket
Salary details:
£20,444 - £21,269 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
01 July 2022 12:00 PM
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Fixed term or Secondment Opportunity until the end of September 2022.
Full time, part time and job share opportunities will be considered.

We are looking for Seasonal Rangers to join our team in Public Realm.

The successful person will share our values, commitment, and motivation to make a difference for our residents, clients, and communities.

About the role

The Public Realm Team are responsible for the day-to-day management of the District Councils’ countryside sites and open spaces. These include informal recreational sites, local nature reserves, parks and smaller picnic areas.  

We are recruiting for Seasonal Rangers to help look after our busy sites over the Summer period as we welcome back visitors following the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a key public engagement role and as a Ranger, you will help ensure visitors enjoy their visit and respect the place that they are visiting.

Sites vary from busy picnic areas such as Needham Lake and Belle Vue Park in Sudbury, to quiet Local Nature Reserves around Eye and Hadleigh.

As a Ranger, you will:

  • Provide a presence at key locations in Mid Suffolk and Babergh District throughout the week, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required.
  • Undertake in person engagement with local users, walkers, cyclists, day visitors.
  • Prevent inappropriate use of sites and antisocial behaviour, ensuring our sites provide high quality visitor experiences.
  • Proactively identify and manage issues as they arise
  • Carry out minor repairs to street furniture and assist with conservation tasks
  • Carry out litter collection over weekends and Bank Holidays at high profile destination.
  • Offer a point of contact for liaison with the Police, Environment Agency Waterways Team, Parking enforcement, Highways, Street cleansing team, car park operators, café, and destination managers.

We will provide you with:

  • Litter collection equipment,
  • A BMSDC 4x4 vehicle,
  • Mobile phone,
  • High visibility clothing

These fixed term roles are for 37 hours per week and will run to the end of September 2022.

We particularly require Ranger cover at weekends, so the working pattern is likely to be:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday Sunday


  • Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

This is an exciting challenge and a great opportunity to help maintain and improve the public realm across the whole of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District.

About you

You will have:

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent experience in a countryside management related field
  • Clean current UK driving licence and ability to travel to various sites in the districts.
  • Health and Safety, First Aid and other operational training would be an advantage.
  • Experience of interacting with members of the public in a work environment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently using own initiative.
  • Knowledge of Babergh and Mid Suffolk areas
  • Ability to work outdoors and in all weathers.
  • Ability to work regular weekends.
  • Experience of working in parks and open spaces would be an advantage.
  • Experience of practical countryside management experience would be an advantage.
  • Good written communication skills
  • Ability to convey information to others verbally in a clear, concise and tactful way.
  • Ability to accurately maintain a range of records.

About us

Working together across our Councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy, and communities for our districts. We believe that the heart of Suffolk is an incredibly special place to live and work. With picturesque market towns, 60 conservation areas and with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within our districts, it is little wonder that we are consistently within the top 50 places to live in the UK.

Benefits of working with us

  • Great opportunities for learning and development.
  • Suffolk Coaching and Mentoring Partnership
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Competitive Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Wellbeing Support Program
  • Employee Assist Program
  • Health Care Options

Visit our Employee Benefits page for further information.

Our ways of working

Work is what we do, not where we go! We are committed to working in a more Hybrid way, with a mix of office, home, and remote based working. (Business needs permitting) This has worked well for us and is something we will be continuing with.

We are committed supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, supporting and enabling our people to deliver the best possible service for our residents.

If you wish to discuss the Hybrid working approach for this role, or for an informal discussion, please contact either:

  • Will Burchnall, Corporate Manager, Public Realm on (01449) 724591 or
  • Lorna Christo, Public Realm Officer (Countryside) on (01449) 724767.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please upload your CV and a supporting statement, which should be no more than 2 sides of A4 in Arial font size 11, showing how you meet the requirements of the job role and person specification.

Closing date: 12 noon, 1 July 2022.

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