Educational Ranger

Location: Elveden Forest Village - Suffolk

Hours of Work: Part-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £9.56 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 11 May 2021

Educational Ranger

With up to 200 indoor and outdoor activities available, Center Parcs is the perfect place for families to try something new together. The Leisure team plays a key role in ensuring families feel confident, safe and happy during their activity, whatever their age or ability.

There are many opportunities in the Leisure team, and our offering of activities continues to grow. From donning an eye patch in Pirate and Princess Adventure, to whizzing around a track in Quad Bike Safari or scaling the forest canopy in Aerial Adventure, our focus is on delivering a quality experience that guests will remember, whether it’s their first or fiftieth time.

EDUCATIONAL RANGER

Our team of Educational Ranger’s offer extensive knowledge of local flora and fauna as well as guided walks to our guests. They escort our guests on early morning tours of the forest, offering an insight into the varied habitats in the Forest and the plants, birds and animals that live here. Habitat making and willow weaving are also sought after activities where guests of all ages can take part and make attractive functional objects and structures to take home.

As an Educational Ranger you will conduct nature walks offering guests extensive knowledge of wildlife and natural history, ensuring their session is engaging, educational and memorable. You will be responsible for delivering nature activities such as willow weaving, bug hunts and habitat box making to a high standard, sharing your knowledge and passion for nature. Working alongside the Conservation Team you will provide a friendly and professional service at all times.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) with Child List Barring Check. This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.

HOURS OF WORK

You will be contracted to work 90 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period. Shifts will fall between 7am and 7pm and include working 2 out of 4 weekends.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis.

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate will have a wide knowledge of British wildlife and natural history, ideally with a specific personal interest in one study group. Previous experience of nature interpretation and of leading educational activities is preferred but not essential.

Essential requirements:

  • Clean full UK Driving Licence
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with both adults and children
  • Excellent customer care skills

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience working in a guest facing environment

ABOUT THE BENEFITS

Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management / staff bonus scheme
  • Reward & recognition scheme
  • Free use of on-site leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
  • An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 11 May 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: 19 May 2021

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

 

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