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Ranger – Dunluce Castle

  • Portrush

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  • Posted April 7, 2022

Our client, a large public sector client, based in Bushmills are looking to recruit a Ranger to join their team.

The role is available immediately for until the end of June, with possible extension to September.

Hourly Pay: £11.70

5/7 working pattern determined by rota. Hours are 9-5 daily including regular weekends and bank holidays. Cover for weekends and bank holidays is essential to the role.

Job Description including Main Duties / Purpose of Job/Function of Role

The main duties and responsibilities of the post-holder will include: 1. Site Presentation: Duties related to the work of HED including: · Outdoor maintenance including grass cutting, hedge trimming and fencing. · Cleaning and minor maintenance of buildings. · Ensuring site furniture / signage is well presented (installation, inspection and routine maintenance). · Maintain the general upkeep and presentation of Departmental vehicles, plant and machinery. · Litter / dog foul collection and bin emptying. · Conducting visitor surveys including completion of questionnaires. · Animal and plant control. · Operating specialist equipment / machinery (for which training will be provided). · Operating a range of tools and equipment, which may include hand tools, minor plant, machinery, and vehicles following the delivery of required training. · Driving Departmental vehicles. · Upkeep of and collection of data from visitor number counters.

2. Visitor Services · Issuing admission tickets and receipts · Cash handling · Sale of goods · Reconciling receipts against cash taken · Carrying out stock control checks · Escorting / supervising groups · Assisting with the preparation, organisation and running of events. · Giving guided tours and talks. · Assisting with the preparation and setting up of · displays/exhibitions, enhanced experiences and interpretative · materials. · Helping the public, answering questions and making visitors feel · welcome. · Assisting the facilitation of externally run events and usage of · sites.

3. Health and Safety Compliance with Health and Safety requirements including: · Lone working policy and procedures. · Highlighting any issues at sites. · Carrying out site inspections. · Responding to and remedying issues identified in Health and Safety audits / inspections. · Assisting with carrying out risk assessments and fire evacuation drills. · Following up any issues arising. · Maintaining records accurately. · Timely and accurate recording of all accidents and ‘near miss’ incidents. · Awareness of the correct response to an emergency situation.

4. Other Duties · Providing cover for designated State Care sites, and assisting with their operational running (may occasionally include evening and weekend work.) · Opening, closing and checking the security of sites and car parks. Setting alarms where appropriate. · Patrolling sites / buildings and enforcing byelaws as an ‘authorised person’ as set out on warrant cards where appropriate; encouraging responsible behaviour by the public. · Operating audio visual, IT and camera equipment. · Use of NI Civil Service IT systems. · Maintaining and recording site information, such as complaints, visitor numbers and patrol reports. · Supporting the establishment of and maintaining good working relationships with local landowners, local councils and local community groups and the general public. · Providing a high quality service to all customers. · Completing personal timesheets and vehicle log sheets and other returns as may be required. The above list is not exhaustive but gives a good indication of the main duties of the post. The emphasis on particular duties may vary according to business needs.

Essential Criteria

· Driving License essential · 5 GCSEs (Including Maths and English)

Desirable Criteria · Experience of customer service role and tour guiding desirable To apply please send your CV via the link or email

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