Apprentice Field Assistant - Countryside and Green Spaces Team/Plessey Wood

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/09/2019 09:00
Hours per week:
37 hours
Job Category:
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Plessey Wood Country Park, Shields Rd, Plessey, Bedlington NE22 6AN
Closing date:
20 Sep
Further Information

The Countryside and Green Spaces Team operates throughout Northumberland and is responsible for maintaining public rights of way and a number of sites including four Country Parks. The practical management of rights of way and the Country Parks is largely carried out by three two-person Field Teams based at Druridge Bay, Plessey Woods and Tyne Riverside Country Parks.

The successful apprentice is to work with one of the Field Teams carrying out countryside management work. This includes:
Installing and maintaining structures such as signposts, gates, stiles, bridges, fences, dry stone walls etc
Carrying out vegetation control using chainsaws, strimmers, hedge trimmers etc and through the application of herbicides
Installing and maintaining path drainage using hand tools

Please see the attached job description for further details to support your application

We are offering:
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
ABC Level 2 Diploma in Environmental Conservation