Environmental Warden

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reviewed: May 2019

Job title: Environmental Warden

Based at: Pump House Environment Centre

Responsible to: Senior Environmental Warden or Project Manager

Salary: £17,500 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Outline of Trust and its activities:

The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust is a registered charity, involved in a range of environmental and social projects, principally within the City of Worcester.  Its areas of concern include, but are not limited to, litter and fly tipping, graffiti and urban regeneration. It is keen to encourage the best possible facilities for local people and visitors, in terms of footpaths, public information and green spaces.

It employs a team of environmental wardens which undertakes a variety of practical conservation and environmental improvement tasks throughout the county including tree planting, estate management and habitat restoration work.  The team also works with schools and other community groups, carrying out grounds improvement projects, environmental education and awareness raising events.

Job Outline:

The Trust is seeking to employ an Environmental Warden who will work as part of its warden team to further its campaign to make Worcestershire a cleaner, tidier, more pleasant place for everyone. Tasks vary daily, ranging from litter picking, to control of vegetation and other practical projects, as well as occasional office duties and work with volunteers, communities and schools.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To undertake environmental improvement projects and tackle problem sites within Worcestershire, suffering from litter, fly tipping, graffiti, bill posting and general untidiness, either as directed or by identifying such work.
  2. To carry out practical conservation work, as directed, in a variety of habitats within Worcestershire, such as tree planting, fencing, maintenance of estate furniture, scrub clearance, maintenance of ditches and other habitat management tasks, designed to encourage wildlife.
  3. To assist with the delivery of volunteer task days, supervising and helping to train volunteers on regular practical conservation tasks, being responsible for their Health and Safety and that of the general public.
  4. To help to maintain the Pump House Environment Centre and grounds.
  5. To support community groups requesting help from the Trust, by carrying out practical activities and giving advice.
  6. To assist schools either by the supporting of pupils on work experience with the Trust, through practical work with our Schools Environment Fund, or by offering help with eco-days, workshops and other events, when required.
  7. To assist with the organisation of and to represent the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust at a wide variety of events which promote a sense of civic pride
  8. To devise ways to celebrate and exhibit the work and achievements of the environmental warden service within the Trust’s outlets, such as social media and also within the Pump House Environment Centre.
  9. To carry out wildlife and habitat surveys on Duckworth Worcestershire Trust land or as directed.
  10. To maintain the workshop, tools, equipment and vehicles to a clean and safe standard.
  11. To maintain full and accurate records of work necessary for funding.
  12. To undertake other diverse duties associated with the Trust.

Person Specification:

The successful applicant will be a resourceful and adaptable team player, capable of working on his/her own initiative when necessary and able to take instructions. The post holder must be friendly and helpful when dealing with the public, having due regard for Health & Safety issues at all times. He/she will be hard working and dependable, with a keen interest in the natural environment. He/she will also be capable of effectively using a variety of tools and willing and able to undertake physically demanding work outside in all weather conditions throughout the year, as well as carrying out occasional office duties. A degree of tact and diplomacy may be required when dealing with landowners and the public.

Knowledge

  • Practical environmental work and related topics
  • Interest in environmental and countryside issues
  • Formal or vocational qualifications
  • Health and Safety Issues

Experience

  • Outdoor work
  • Practical projects
  • Practical conservation
  • Supervision of volunteers
  • Work with school children
  • Biological surveys

Skills

  • A general ability in the use of tools
  • A full, clean driving licence
  • Good ICT skills, e.g. use of email, word processing
  • A recognised (preferably HSE First Aid At Work) first aid certificate
  • Brush cutter / Chain saw certification

Terms of employment:

This is a full-time permanent post, with an initial six month probationary period of six months. Work hours will be Monday to Thursday, 8.15 am to 5.00 pm with a half-hour lunch break and 8.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. Friday (37.5 hours). Occasional weekend and evening working may be required, with time off in lieu. Holiday entitlement will be 28 days per year, including public holidays.

How to Apply

Visit www.dwt.org.uk/jobs for an application form and job description.

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Key Information

Salary:

£17500 per annum

Organisation:

Duckworth Worcestershire Trust

Duration:

Permanent

Hours:

Full Time

Level:

Entry Level, Graduate

Sectors:

Biodiversity, Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Ecology, Education, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills

Location:

Worcester, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

1st July 2019 at 3:00pm

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