Ranger - Cranbrook Town Council
- Multiple Locations
- Full Time
- £24,948 to £26,845 per annum (NJC SCP 13-17 in 2022-23 pay scales)
Cranbrook in East Devon started being constructed in 2011 on land which used to be green fields. By early 2023, approximately 7,000 residents occupied 3,000 or so dwellings; this figure is projected to rise to approximately 25,000 residents occupying 8,000 homes housing in the region of 25,000 residents – so Cranbrook will be at least a medium-sized town and probably the second-biggest settlement in the whole of Devon. The vision for Cranbrook is to create an environmentally sustainable, self-sufficient, low-carbon community in close proximity to skilled employment opportunities, such as Skypark and the Exeter Science Park.
Traditional towns have been evolving organically over centuries into community, service and trade centres. The challenge in Cranbrook is to create a sustainable, vibrant and attractive new town from scratch with an appropriate level of social and community infrastructure.
The parish of Cranbrook features sizeable areas of public open space almost all of which are or will be owned, managed and maintained by the Town Council. For example, the Country and Ecology Parks and nature reserve in Cranbrook were delivered as Section 106 obligations on land which used to sustain a dairy farm. The Town Council owns and maintains the Country Park in its entirety which is subject to a Country Park Management Plan and several hedgebank management plans, which in turn are planning conditions. The Ecology Park will transfer to the Town Council when it is delivered in its entirety.
This role extends to the management and maintenance of every piece of public open space in Cranbrook, including verges, hedgerows across public open spaces and housing parcels, sports pitches and sustainable urban drainage features – and the improvement of those areas.
You will be expected to promote and enhance the importance of the town’s natural environment through managing the day-to-day and strategic maintenance of the public open spaces, by promoting and protecting the public open spaces across Cranbrook, contributing to our environmental education service and public events programme and by utilising our network of volunteers. You will also contribute to the development of opportunities for healthy and active lifestyles in the town and beyond.
Location: Country Park and other locations across Cranbrook and Cranbrook Town Council office, Younghayes Centre, 169 Younghayes Road, Cranbrook EX5 7DR
Appointment subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationExeterEast DevonDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupYouth & CommunityProject & Programme ManagementEnvironment, Conservation & Waste
- Salary Details
£24,948 to £26,845 per annum (NJC SCP 13-17 in 2022-23 pay scales)
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
37 hours per week (including occasional weekend and evening work)
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required