Ranger – Carrickfergus Castle.

  • Carrickfergus
  • £11.99

Ranger – Carrickfergus Castle

  • Carrickfergus
  • £11.99
  • Posted February 20, 2024

We are currently recruiting for an admin officer based in Carrickfergus Castle. The successful candidates will be required to start once the vetting paperwork, ANI clearance has been completed.

Start date: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Rate of pay: £11.99

Hours of work: 37 hours a week

Summer Hours 9am – 5pm
Winter Hours 8am – 4pm

Key Responsibilities:

The primary role of a Ranger is to:
• Provide support to the site management in the presentation, maintenance and conservation of State Care Monuments.
• Provide support to the site management in the management of visitor access to State Care Monuments.
• Provide support to the site management in the facilitation of events and activities at State Care Monuments.
• Provide support to the site management in the delivery of visitor services at State Care Monuments.
• Provide support to the Premises Officer in the management of assigned buildings.
• Provide support to site management in monitoring the delivery of projects.

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.

2. Visitor Services

• Escorting / supervising groups
• Assisting with the preparation, organisation and running of events.
• Providing guided tours, talks and educational programmes (training will be provided)
• 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 assessment, and H&S / Fire checks and 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.
• Providing H&S assistance with all events, programmes, talks and enhanced experiences.

4. Other Duties

• Providing cover for designated State Care sites, and assisting with their operational running to include Bank holiday, evening and weekend work.
• Opening, closing and checking the security of sites and car parks. Setting alarms where appropriate and key holding responsibility.
• 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.

Essential Criteria applicants must have:

five GCSE/GCE (or equivalence) passes (at A, B or C) with Maths and English.
( Proof of certs required ) We cannot pass your application without them

Desirable Criteria:

A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in an administrative role
Excellent IT skills, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Excellent communication skills.
Proven ability to use own initiative.

Please send your CV via the link or to Jack.Knox@therecruitmentco.uk

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