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Educational Ranger

Center ParcsLongford€11.61 per hourPart-time

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest Longford Forest is the perfect place for a short break in Ireland, 365 days a year. With homely accommodation, up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities and a choice of bars and restaurants, there is something for all the family, all year round.

EDUCATIONAL RANGER | €11.61 per hour

Our team of Educational Ranger’s offer extensive knowledge of local flora and fauna as well as guided walks to our guests. They escort our guests on tours of the forest, offering an insight into the varied habitats in Longford Forest and the plants, birds and animals that live here. Habitat making and willow weaving are also sought after activities where guests of all ages can take part and make attractive functional objects and structures to take home.

As an Educational Ranger you will conduct nature walks offering guests extensive knowledge of wildlife and natural history, ensuring their session is engaging, educational and memorable. You will be responsible for delivering nature activities such as willow weaving, and habitat box making to a high standard, sharing your knowledge and passion for nature. Working alongside the Conservation Team you will provide a friendly and professional service at all times.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to undergo Garda Vetting. This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.

ABOUT YOU

Essential requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with both adults and children
  • Excellent customer care skills

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience working in a guest facing environment

HOURS OF WORK

You will be contracted to work 60 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week but you will always receive your contracted hours per period.

Your working hours will include days, evenings, weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday.

THE BENEFITS

Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management/Colleague Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Free use of our leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 05 October 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: W/C 04 October 2021

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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