Park Operations Assistant – Great Notley Country Park - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £23,344 per annum (FTE)
Closing date: 17 Jul 2024
Location: Braintree
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 17345
Role: Environments and Public Services
About the role

Park Operations Assistant – Great Notley Country Park

Permanent, Part Time

Up to £23,344 per annum (FTE)

Location: Braintree

Working Style: Operational field-based worker

Please note this is a part time position working 18.5 hours every two weeks working alternate Saturdays and Sunday. The pro rata salary for this role will be £5,836 per annum.

The Opportunity

Based at Great Notley Country Park, the Park Operations Assistant will ensure the park is secure and open at critical times during the day for visitors. This includes access to all the facilities which are expected to be safe and well-presented environments for the visiting public. You will be expected to carry out a variety of duties and tasks in order to maintain the grounds & infrastructure and there will be the opportunity to expand the core role as required to meet the needs of the park. To find out more able Great Notley Country Park please click the link below.

Great Notley Country Park


The ideal candidate will have the desirable competencies listed below, although training will be given both to meet the basic skill/qualifications and as ongoing professional development.

  • Contribute to the daily operation of the parks by ensuring all car park vehicle access points to the park are open at the times publicised to the general public and also securely closed when the site is closed.
  • Keep the toilet facilities clean and in good working order, reporting any repairs needed as required.
  • Engage with customers to improve the visitor’s experience; dealing with any issues involving visitors that occur within the park.
  • Operate basic machinery and driving of park vehicles.
  • Undertake grounds maintenance duties such as using a strimmer, ride on mower and use of associated ground care machinery and implements.
  • Ensure all facilities including toilets, buildings and storage areas are secure and designated areas are available as needed.
  • Support general operational activities as required.
  • Maintain the safety and beauty of the park by picking up litter and emptying bins/dog bins as required.
  • Complete relevant Health and Safety checks on the play areas within the park and completing all relevant paperwork in line with procedures.
  • Assisting the rangers in a variety of park duties.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Educated to RQF Level 2 (GCSE or BTech), or equivalent by experience.
  • Experience of working with members of the public or customers delivering excellent customer service.
  • Evidence of good communication skills with the ability to deliver information and advice.
  • Experience of working within a team and supporting team members to deliver local objectives.

To read more about us please visit: Climate, Environment and Customer Services

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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