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Strathclyde Country Park, Water Sports Centre, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, ML1 3ED
£20,502 - £20,949 per year per annum
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Environment and Communities

Community Operations

Countryside Steward (Seasonal) (Average of 35 hours per week)

NLC2 £20,502 - £20,949 per annum (pro-rata) plus appropriate allowances

Are you looking for seasonal work with an employer who offers a generous package of terms and conditions including a generous annual leave entitlement? North Lanarkshire Council could be the place for you!

Why join us? North Lanarkshire is Scotland’s fourth largest authority by population and is perfectly situated in the heart of Scotland’s central belt with great transport links making this the perfect place to live and work! Join us you will share our vision, drive and determination to make North Lanarkshire the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit and as a frontline service team you will provide vital service delivery to our communities.

Based within Strathclyde Country Park, you will be responsible to the Country Parks Manager, Community Operations, for over-seeing the general safety and behaviour of the public making use of the country parks facilities along with the collection of tickets for charges related to the use of the leisure facilities. Cleaning, allocation and maintenance of equipment and premises, general porterage and handyperson duties will also form part of your daily duties.

You should also be comfortable in and around water as the post involves operating the fun boat dock within the parks and assisting the public when entering or leaving the boats. You will also assist with the maintenance of the craft and have involvement in facility maintenance on the water in relation to the rowing/sailing courses.

You should be able to undertake physical duties, be a positive and enthusiastic individual with a pleasant and approachable manner. The ability to communicate easily with customers and clients, as well as some previous experience of general cleaning and maintenance of facilities and working with the public is required. It would be advantageous if you have a current driving licence, cash handling experience and are computer literate. The ability to undertake handyperson duties would also be advantageous.

The posts are temporary from April to September and will operate a shift pattern, for which the appropriate allowances will be paid. The working pattern will be:

Week 1 Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (10.30am – 9.00pm)

Week 2 Wednesday, Thursday (10.30am – 9.00pm)

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 27 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub

North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a Smarter Working Policy.

Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.

*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

North Lanarkshire Council is committed to #KeepingThePromise. This means that if you have ever been in care (looked after at home with a social worker, lived with a relative other than your parents, experienced foster, residential or secure care) you are entitled to a guaranteed interview for this post, as long as you meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description. This is one way North Lanarkshire is demonstrating our commitment to supporting Care-Experienced People.

The Plan for North Lanarkshire is to be the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. The Council recognises that work is an important part of adult life and is critical to our wellbeing and shaping how we live. The Fair Work Convention’s Framework defines Fair Work as work that offers effective voice, fulfilment, opportunity, respect and security. We believe Fair Work can boost creativity, realise untapped potential and increase productivity. To find out more click on the link.

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.

The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process: Easy Read – My NL


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