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Countryside Ranger

Location: Cheshire

Salary: £23,836 - £26,999 per annum

Hours per week: 37


Cheshire East Council are looking to appoint an enthusiastic person, with a comprehensive understanding of countryside management, and with livestock management experience to join our Countryside Ranger Service. The appointed person must be an excellent team worker, but also confident and able to work alone and show initiative and good decision making.  The job includes weekend working on a rota for which an enhanced payment is provided, with rest days during the week.


The Countryside Ranger Service manages Cheshire East Councilís countryside portfolio. This includes country parks, trails, local nature reserves, Sites of special Scientific Interest, picnic areas, paths and visitor centres. Working within the ranger service you will be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team of countryside professionals, developing and carrying out practical countryside and agricultural land management works across our land, and in partnership with others organisations, for the benefit of wildlife and recreational opportunities within the Borough. 


The purpose of the job is to develop, manage, and maintain countryside recreation and nature conservation sites and facilities within the Borough using a range of recognised best practice countryside management techniques, to ensure high standards of service provision and delivery to the public.


This job is primarily although not exclusively, centred on the management of the Longhorn cattle herd which are used as a way to improve and promote the ecological diversity of our land. The successful applicant will have an informed and practical knowledge of agricultural practices, including machinery and cattle husbandry. They must be competent and experienced in the day to day herd management including veterinary care and accurate record keeping. The successful applicant must also demonstrate ICT skills and be a confident communicator with colleagues, partner organisations and visitors.


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Closing date 6 December 2019




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