Parks and Countryside Warden - Basildon Borough Council - Working for Essex
Salary: £13.07 per Hour
Closing date: 16 Jun 2024
Location: Basildon
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 17143
Role: Environments and Public Services
About the role

Parks and Countryside Warden - Basildon Borough Council

Basildon Borough Council

Temporary, Full Time

£13.07 per Hour

Location: Basildon

Closing Date: Sunday 16th June 2024

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Basildon Council to recruit into their temporary Parks and Countryside Warden role.

Please note, this role is full-time on a temporary contract until 30/09/2024.

Working hours:36.25 per week; 07:30am – 15:30pm,

The role

  • To assist the Countryside Supervisor in improving public appreciation and appropriate use of the countryside whilst protecting and enhancing the more sensitive ecological areas.
  • The Parks and Countryside Warden is employed full time but will need to work hours according to the needs of the service.


  • To work as part of a team or alone undertaking all maintenance and repairs within Countryside Services as set out within the department’s management plans
  • To undertake varied horticultural and conservation operations on council owned land for example, grass cutting, pruning and litter clearance including the use of tractor and tractor mounted equipment.
  • To assist in the overseeing of the Health and Safety of volunteers and the public using the conservation areas and ensuring compliance with legislation and accepted methods of good practice.
  • To assist with open days and events at all Parks and Countryside sites.
  • To patrol sites and report incidents and accidents.
  • To attend meetings involving Parks and Countryside staff.
  • When necessary, cover annual leave periods of other team members at weekends.
  • To undertake all duties within the framework of equal opportunities.
  • Where necessary, undertake site maintenance, habitat conservation, repair work and minor constructions, ensuring they follow high standards of best practice and conform to Health and Safety and nature conservation requirements.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post. These other duties must be equivalent to or below the salary and status of the role and, where appropriate, under the Equality Act 2010, due consideration must be given to any employees with a “protected characteristic”.
  • You must cooperate in all matters relating to Health and Safety and implement all procedures for your job role. The identification of Health and Safety related risks within the working environment must be highlighted to your management.
  • Must have a full driving licence.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Demonstrable experience of manual outdoor work.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Full manual driving licence. (Please note that adaptations to the Council’s vehicle being used would be considered in line with the Equality Act 2010).

Why choose Basildon Council?

Basildon Borough Council is one of the largest local authorities in the East of England region and serves a population of approximately 172,000 people. The town of Basildon is regarded as a key economic hub with the main areas of employment being engineering, research and development, distribution and financial services. Basildon is also the second biggest economy in the Thames Gateway, outside of Canary Wharf.

Working for Basildon Borough Council means making a practical and positive difference to the lives of people living and working in the Borough and provides a fulfilling career.

Each of our employees - whatever job role they are undertaking - can feel motivated by having a unique opportunity to use their skills to make Basildon a better place to live. Whether it is conserving our countryside, by regenerating our Borough, by housing our residents or by collecting the refuse on time.

Note: ECC are advertising this role on behalf of Basildon Council.

Basildon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

The Council applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful, you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

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.

If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email or

Please Note: This role will close on Sunday 16 th June 2024.