Bath BID Ranger

Bath BID Rangers provide a much-appreciated service for city centre businesses, helping to keep the city fresh and welcoming to visitors. Operating seven days per week, they provide planned and responsive cleaning and light maintenance work across the Business Improvement District (within the city centre boundary).

The Ranger team plays a vital role in keeping the city looking presentable. They work closely with business owners, landlords, the Council, other authorities and festival organisers and are key to the success of Bath.

This role will involve the use of an electric trike – full training will be provided.

The Bath BID Rangers are managed by the Operations Manager.

What Does the Role Involve?

This is a varied job with no two days alike, and the range of tasks changes across seasons. Rangers tackle planned tasks that have been requested by local businesses as well as responding to urgent calls for assistance. We are looking for proactive people who will notice things before they become a problem and have the initiative to tackle a wide range of challenges.

The range of tasks the Rangers carry out on a regular basis includes algae removal, jet washing, deep cleaning, general maintenance, watering plants, graffiti removal, waste removal, anti-social mess removal, signage and canopy cleans, and the Rangers put up gazebos and promotional banners in the streets. The team also monitors trade waste collections and helps to keep Bath free of rubbish. Over Christmas and during city events, they work closely with event operations.

Key Skills Required:

  • A practical approach to working with tools, cleaning equipment.
  • A clean driving licence is desirable.
  • The ability to use a smartphone and radio to monitor incoming jobs and communicate across the team.
  • Initiative and a proactive approach to keep an eye out for and report any issues to the BID team or authorities as appropriate.
  • No specific Ranger skills are required, but a willingness to learn is a necessity. Full training will be provided for the right candidate.
  • Cleaning experience is an advantage.
  • Maintenance skills across all trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrics) are an advantage.
  • The post-holder should like working outdoors in all weathers.
  • The post-holder should be fit and healthy with good mobility.
  • The post-holder should be polite and able to work well with others as part of a team.
  • The post-holder should be positive about Bath.
  • The post-holder must practise and maintain the highest standards of professionalism when interacting with the rest of the team, local businesses and visitors.

Training

Full training will be provided with an opportunity to progress. On-the-job training is provided continuously and the post-holder will develop a wide range of cleaning and maintenance skills. Rangers need to attend specific training session provided by Bath BID and other specialist trainers.

Uniform

A full uniform will be provided, including safety equipment wherever necessary.

Rate of Pay

£11 per hour

20 days holiday per year. In addition, Rangers are entitled to public holidays as they arise in England and Wales, or a day in lieu if required to work on a public holiday.

Core Hours

These are full-time roles – 37.5 hours per week over five days. Each working day is a 7.5-hour shift per day and the rota hours vary each week with some early starts, e.g. 7am, and some late finishes, e.g. 6pm. Rangers typically work one Saturday and Sunday every three weeks. On rare occasions, there is overnight work.

Note: This job description is a guide the nature of the work required but does not form part of the contract of employment. It is neither wholly comprehensive nor restrictive and does not preclude change or development which may be required in future.

Bath BID Values

  • Commitment to Excellence: a belief that everything we do must be of the highest standard and reflective of our vision to be the ‘go-to private sector organisation for enabling businesses in Bath to succeed’.
  • Honest and Open: we will proactively engage with and listen to our partners seeking opinion and ensuring understanding of our ambitions and approach.
  • Respect and Trust: all of our actions will demonstrate a respect for the views of others and the integrity of our approach. We will treat people and issue with fairness and equality at all times.

How to Apply

To apply, please email your CV along with a cover letter to info@bathbid.co.uk.

Please Note:

  • We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
  • All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.
  • All records will be held for a period of three months, after which time they will be disposed of unless there is a specific request from the applicant to store details.

Job added: 14th September 2021