Blairgowrie Ranger Vacancy

How would you like to join our excellent team of Greenspace Rangers within Community Greenspace?

Link to job listing on myjobscotland

This is an exciting opportunity for a Greenspace Ranger to join the team to identify opportunities and encourage volunteering in a wide range of Council greenspaces. They will assist with community engagement on greenspace projects and themes and implement an agreed programme of greenspace maintenance tasks to provide opportunities for community involvement and management on greenspace sites and paths networks. This is not a traditional ranger role and an essential part of the role is to undertake site condition inspections for repair programmes and safety purposes including tree and water safety inspections.

The job advert closes on Tuesday 3rd March, so make sure and get your applications in on time!

Find out all the details on the below link:

International Ranger Day 31 July 2019

31st July, International Ranger Day – the thin green line

‘Ranger’ is a job title used all over the world; with every Ranger role unique. Some bear arms to protect wildlife, forests and crops, other clean toilets and litter pick. There are also those, such as the PKC Greenspace Rangers whose remit is to bring people into Greenspaces and the wider Countryside.

In Scotland the Ranger job is thankfully not considered dangerous and we are incredibly luck that it often takes us to beautiful and wild places.  However one of our roles is to educate people who are accessing greenspaces irresponsibly (as defined in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code) or doing illegal activities.  These situations can be scary, especially when working alone and dealing with people with axes, chainsaws or dogs that have no collar or leads and are chasing the local wildlife.

In PKC we are lucky to have a robust lone working system and training to help us deal with difficult situations.  We acknowledge that those who share our title around the  world may not have such systems or techniques available to them.

On the last day of July every year  Rangers throughout the world honour and remember those who put their lives at risk every day to protect our planet and we take time to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty.  Behind every fallen Ranger there is a wider community affected by the loss of life and they too suffer.  So, today (31st July) we unite to remember those whom have fallen and their wider communities, we thank them for all they do.




WE ARE RECRUITING – Would you like to be a greenspace ranger?


PKC are seeking two Greenspace Rangers to join the Community Greenspace Team.

Greenspace Ranger, Crieff. Permanent / Full Time (36hrs)


Greenspace Ranger, Perth. Permanent / Part Time (28.8hrs)

The Ranger role is to increase the use of greenspaces and countryside sites by the people of Perth and Kinross and our many visitors; encouraging people to spend more time in greenspaces enjoying the mental and physical benefits that this brings. Greenspace Rangers also support and promote a variety of opportunities for community involvement in the management of these sites.

Follow the links above for more information and to apply.


Community Greenspace Are Recruiting x2


Community Infrastructure Officer (PKC04606)

£23,707 – £26,616
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD

The post will form integral part of the Infrastructure team. Working as part of a busy team you will be involved in a variety of tasks to help maintain our Greenspaces throughout Perth and Kinross. You will liaise with communities to encourage them to contribute to the maintenance of their greenspaces and help to balance work programmes with available resources. You will assist with the programming of internal squads and issuing work to external contractors.

You will have experience of working with the public and be able to prioritise workloads according to service demands. You will be proficient in using microsoft packages including outlook, excel and word and be willing to learn bespoke software.

For further information please contact Rob Bryce, Greenspace Coordinator, 01738 475230

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (preferably e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Online facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.


Infrastructure Operative Lead Hand (PKC04633)

£21,079 – £23,707
Westbank Depot, Jeanfield Road, Perth PH1 1PG

You will be a part of and help lead a small specialist team working from our Westbank Depot in Perth, delivering a specialist service to all our users, general works include Bridge Manufacturing & Repairs, Seat replacement & refurbishment, Bin replacement or repairs, Fence installation, gate installation & repairs, Hard & soft landscaping, Dyke construction & cement works, Painting, Cleaning structures, Installation of Signage, Play equipment manufacture, repairs & maintenance, Community Events, Installation of ornamental structures, Recording & Inspection of infrastructure within our Greenspaces throughout Perthshire and overseeing both staff and Modern Apprentices work to approved standards.

You will have a proven track record in Leading a small squad, ideally possess a full clean driving licence, a full understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace, a proven working knowledge in construction/maintenance tools and equipment, be computer literate in Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel, be able to communicate effectively with others in the team, customers and members of the public, have a practical depth of working knowledge and craftsmanship in the construction industry, be able to demonstrate practical hands on experience in construction, maintenance and hard landscaping. Be able to work as part of a small team, contribute & communicate effectively to ensure best practice and use of time available, work in a safe manner to ensure public and colleague safety at all times, be able to demonstrate to others on best method and approach to work allocated to ensure tasks are completed in allocated timescales. There will be a practical test set as part of the interview process to demonstrate an understanding of the applicants general ability and working knowledge of the construction industry.

For further information about this position, please contact Paul Summers on 01738 474637.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Online facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.