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Health Ranger

Working in partnership with a range of organisations and stakeholders to develop innovative and creative ways of using green infrastructure and the natural environment to improve the physical and mental health of the Borough’s residents; promoting the value and utility of the Council’s managed green spaces to support the Council’s strategic health and wellbeing agenda and place based outcomes objectives and to advocate the Total Environment approach.  

Organisation
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Location
Chester
Job Category
Public Health
Grade
CWAC NJC - Grade 7
Salary Min
£24,313 per annum
Salary Max
£26,999 per annum
Hours per week
37
Weeks per year
52.143
Closing Date
29/11/2019
Ref No
W391
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Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

Would you like to inspire people to get active outdoors? Are you able to connect more people with nature on their doorstep for the health and wellbeing benefits it can bring? Can you develop innovative approaches to successfully attract the attention, interest and involvement of groups and individuals for whom engaging with nature may be unfamiliar territory?

We seek an enthusiastic individual to develop and lead a wide range of outdoor nature based activity programmes across a number of locations within Cheshire West and Chester as part of the Natural Health Service. These activities include guided health walks, practical nature conservation tasks, horticultural therapy, Forest Schools and mindfulness in nature.

You should be able to demonstrate your passion and ability to deliver these types of initiatives with a capability to mentor, train and support individuals, groups and partner organisations to build their own capacity to provide similar activities. With your help we hope to spread this work to many individuals, communities and businesses for whom a greater level of engagement with nature could bring very positive results.

If you feel you have the right skills and aptitude to champion the role of the natural environment in improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities across the Borough we’d love to hear from you.

For further information please contact Roger Goulding, roger.goulding@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

The contractual work location for this role is listed above however you may be required to work from a range of work locations or sites within the Borough and may also be required to work from home, depending on the needs of the service. 

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please click the Equality Policy for more information.

In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £9 per hour for all contracted hours.

For any enquiries please email Sourcingteam@ecwip.co.uk Please quote job reference number in all correspondence

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

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