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Please see our current vacancies below for The Parks Trust and Willen Lake.

  • Landscape and Forestry Officer
    • Expiry date:19 March 2021
    • Location:Milton Keynes
    • Salary:£26,000 - £32,000 dependent on experience

    You will play a key role in managing over 6,000 acres of award-winning green infrastructure across Milton Keynes. This includes: plantations, ancient woodlands, street and parkland trees, floodplain meadows, nature reserves, lakes and ponds, grazing land, and general amenity landscape. It is a varied and demanding role, but your main responsibility will be to specify and oversee maintenance work and help develop over 400 hectares of young woodland, while managing more mature trees and woodland. You should have experience in supervising site gangs (contactors and internal teams), managing trees and woodlands, hard and soft landscaping, and dealing with the public. You will need to be tenacious and questioning and have the commitment and personal qualities to ensure we continue to achieve high standards. This post will suit someone who enjoys working in a team but can also work on their own initiative. The annual starting salary for this role will be £26,000 - £32,000 (dependent on experience). All applicants are required to have a full driving licence.

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  • Community Ranger
    • Expiry date:19 March 2021
    • Location:Milton Keynes
    • Salary:£21,000 - £25,000 per annum

    Help us to create and maintain inspirational parks. The Parks Trust is a charity that owns and manages 6,000 acres of parks and green space in Milton Keynes. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, personable individual with excellent communication skills who is self-motivated, organised, confident and tenacious but with the ability to remain calm and engaged. You must be able to work on your own, using your own initiative and be willing to go that extra mile in making a positive difference to the community. The successful applicant will help ensure the parks are used appropriately and deal with misuse or anti-social behaviour in both a pro-active and/or reactionary way. The role involves patrolling the parks, engaging the public, reacting to problems (motorbikes, illicit swimming, fly tipping, dog fouling etc.) as well as supporting wildlife issues. You will maintain and develop excellent working relationships with other agencies such as the Police and safer communities. At times you will help support our Events and ‘Outdoor Learning teams, (including providing assistance at our events and undertaking presentations to schools etc). A full driving licence and the ability to work weekends and evenings are essential. You’ll need to demonstrate a real affiliation with the green open space. This post will suit someone who enjoys working in a team but can also work on their own initiative. The annual starting salary for this role will be £21,000 - £25,000 (dependent on experience).

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