Park Protection Officer

Ipswich Borough Council’s Park Protection Team are responsible for ensuring the safety of visitors and upkeep of all parks & open spaces around Ipswich seven days a week. As we are now moving towards the warmer months with longer opening hours, we are looking for motivated people with a passion for the outdoors to join us to assist with the seasonal demand.

Ipswich Borough Council’s Park Protection Team are responsible for ensuring the safety of visitors and upkeep of all parks & open spaces around Ipswich seven days a week.

As we are now moving towards the warmer months with longer opening hours, we are looking for motivated people with a passion for the outdoors to join us to assist with the seasonal demand.

The hours that we require cover are evenings from 5:30pm Monday – Friday and Weekend, for 14.8 hours per week. An example of a four weekend month working pattern is: work one Saturday, work one Sunday, work one joint Saturday and Sunday and one weekend off shift, dependant on weekday availability.

To understand more about our seasonal operation hours please follow this link Park locations and opening times | Ipswich Borough Council.

Our work is not only limited to parks, it also extends to allotments, cemeteries, play areas and recreation grounds. Whether it be deterring antisocial behaviour, locking and unlocking parks, litter picking, dealing with public enquires, working alongside other departments or carrying out play area inspections; no two days are the same. 

If you are someone who likes working outside, enjoys parks and open spaces with a full driving licence we would welcome your application.

You will be quick thinking and able to use your own initiative. You will be physically capable of carrying out foot patrols over long distances and you will possess a sound knowledge of using a smart phones.  A full driving licence is essential.

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Charlie Hammond via email  Charlie.hammond@ipswich.gov.uk

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 3rd June 2024.

The assessment interview process will be carried out remotely via Skype for Business, Microsoft teams or in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

 

 

Location

Various Parks Locations

Salary

£9,882 – £10,218

Application closing date

29th May 2024
 

Job type

Part Time

14.8 hours per week

Fixed Term until 31st October 2024

Requisition reference

REQ00829

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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