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Seasonal Parks and Leisure Ranger
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 3/21/149719
  • Published: Thu 29/04/2021, 12:05 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 13/05/2021, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £11.20 or £11.36 per hour, plus annual leave and bank holiday entitlement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stoke Park Nursery, Nightingale Road, Guildford GU1 1ER, Surrey

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Seasonal Parks and Leisure Ranger

 2 x Seasonal Parks and Leisure Ranger

Salary: £11.20 or £11.36 per hour (depending on experience), plus annual leave and bank holiday entitlement.


An exciting opportunity has become available to join a team dedicated to delivering a high level of customer service at Parks and Leisure facilities across the borough.

Your duties will include unlocking and security of parks, regular patrols and maintaining a safe environment for visitors at all times. You will be highly visible and proactively engage with members of the public, event organisers, community groups and sports teams.

In addition to these duties, you will assist with the day-to-day operation of seasonal facilities including the Stoke Park Visitor Point, paddling pool and Chantry Wood campsite.

With excellent verbal communication skills, you will be able to interact with members of the public in a tactful and diplomatic manner. You will be flexible and reliable with the ability to organise and prioritise workloads. You will be required to keep written records and ensure that administrative tasks are completed in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.


To be successful as a Parks and Leisure Ranger, candidates should be professional, polite, and committed to delivering a high level of customer service. You must feel confident to challenge the misuse of facilities, complete general administration tasks and have good time management skills with the ability to work to fluctuating demands. 

The Ranger Team operate seven days a week. Successful candidates must be available to work a varied shift pattern, including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Typically, shifts are either 7am – 3pm, 1:30pm – 9:30pm. However, hours do vary and all staff are expected to work a variety of early and late shifts.


Interviews: Shortlisting will be undertaken as applications are received. The vacancy will be closed upon successful appointment. If you do not receive an invitation for interview, please assume you have not been shortlisted.

CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.


Job Profile

Key skills and requirements:

  • Full, clean UK driving licence
  • Committed to delivering excellent customer service
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise workload
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage with a wide variety of people
  • Confidence and professionalism to challenge inappropriate behaviour and misuse of facilities
  • Ability to understand and implement operational procedures and risk assessments
  • Strong team working skills

The benefits include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Full training
  • Good variety of work
  • A supportive Employee Assistance Programme

Please see full job profile and person specification attached.