Seasonal Ranger

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Exciting opportunity for some fixed term Rangers to join our Bristol Water Lakeside team for from the start of March 2024 – end of November 2024, working 3 or 4 days a week.

Our reservoirs provide raw water storage; enabling the drinking water network for Bristol and its surrounding areas. They are also nationally important wildlife habitats that need protecting, and they just happen to be absolutely beautiful locations that people love to spend time in! Whether it is a great day out, or just a quick escape from the modern world, our lakes are a leading visitor attraction in the region.

The Recreations team are lucky enough to manage public access and recreation across 9 of Bristol Waters waterways; including the two famous lakes of Chew Valley and Blagdon. With an estimated 500,000 site visits annually we play a vital part in community wellbeing and projecting a positive image of Bristol Water. Lakeside Services is also proud to operate Bristol Water Fisheries; a premier UK fishery famous renowned for both its trout and predator fishing.

What will you be doing?

You will join an experienced team of Rangers whose aim is to provide a safe and enjoyable visitor experience at our lakes.

In this role you’ll have a wide range of tasks to carry out; from cleaning fishing boats and attending car parks, to inspecting company assets and rearing fish on our fish farm.

Public access and recreation is a 7 day a week operation; so our ranger staff work as part of a shift rota. Working an average of 3 or 4 days per week over a 4 week rota. This will include 2 weekends out of 3, and bank holidays. The shifts include both early shifts (7am start), and late shifts (sunset+1 hour finish). Being seasonal, this role is on a fixed term contract finishing late November.

What We’re Looking For…

We need people who are practical and hands-on, and prepared to do whatever is necessary to keep the sites clean, presentable, and safe for our visitors.

As you can imagine, this work can be very physically demanding, so you will need to be physically fit and able to undertake various physical tasks.

Given the nature of the role, you’ll need to have a full driving licence.

  • You’ll be happiest working outside in all weather conditions and you’ll enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck into anything.
  • We need a team player who can quickly build rapport and work well with team-mates
  • We need someone who is always punctual, considerate, and confident working alone
  • You’ll be presentable, approachable, and friendly, yet firm when necessary
  • Responsible and accountable for safeguarding the public and our assets
  • Pro-active and confident in using your initiative to find jobs, and get them done safely and efficiently to improve our operations

Ideally, although not essential, you’ll also share a passion for the range of fishing that we offer our customers; and enjoy all aspects of rearing fish on our fish farm.

Importantly, you will need to demonstrate our core values: TRUST, SUPPORT, ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPECT, PROFESSIONALISM, PRIDE and AMBITION.

What’s in it for you?

As well as a great opportunity to make your mark in a great local company, and work in stunning locations, the role also offers:

  • 5% bonus opportunity
  • 23 days holiday, plus bank holidays (you can also buy/ sell up to 5 days)
  • Pension: We put in 8% if you put in 4%
  • Flexible, supportive friendly working environment
  • Access to flexible benefits and discounts via our portal
  • Free onsite parking when you’re in the office.

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