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Logo: Rockingham Forest TrustSenior Ranger

£21,500 to £23,500 depending on experience

Immediate start Ė Permanent position.

Based at Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve


This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Ranger to join our dynamic team. Based at the Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve and Countryside Attraction with all the fantastic facilities and activities it has to offer, the purpose of the role will be twofold: to manage the daily requirements of the central hub of the site throughout the busy summer period, ensuring a great experience for our visitors. During the winter your focus will change to managing the wider site in line with the management plan, completing conservation and habitat maintenance.


What we do:


Stanwick Lakesí SSSI nature reserve and visitor attraction is managed as a social enterprise by Rockingham Forest Trust, an environmental charity that works to bring wide-ranging community benefits through creating and conserving special green spaces, and exploring local heritage, in ways which educate, involve and inspire. In practice this means bringing people closer to nature, through a variety of activities and events, and showing them how the landscape and traditions have changed over time.


What you will do:


The site becomes very busy between Easter and September and the Ranger Team focus on ensuring that the summer visitors enjoy their time with us. This will include car parking, litter clearance, educational visits by local schools, infrastructure inspections as well as being the point of contact for the visitors on a daily basis.


For the remainder of the year the team focus on the conservation and habitat management of the wider site. Tasks will include reed bed clearance, willow coppicing and project work to ensure the site meets the requirements of the management plan. This will involve working with volunteers, contractors and other organisations from the local area.


As the Senior Ranger you will be responsible for ensuring that the day to day requirements of the team are met. Organising the team and ensuring deadlines are met is key to this position. Working closely with the Trustís External Operations Manager you will be involved with all work carried out by the Ranger Team, across the site.


The position would suit an existing Ranger looking to further develop their skill base or an experienced Team Leader looking to work on a SSSI, SPA wetland site in the heart of the Nene Valley.


Please complete the application form and email your form and a covering letter to info@rftrust.org.uk by the 16th December 2019. 


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