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Logo: East Devon District CouncilNature Reserves Ranger  

21,693 - 23,866 pa

Full time

Blackdown House, Honiton


About us


East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding.  Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy.  Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.


About the role


The Countryside Team is responsible for managing twelve local nature reserves, running an environmental education service and supporting an ever growing volunteer network, as well as delivering an extensive public events programme.


Working throughout the district, you will manage local nature reserves to monitor and maintain habitats and wildlife, ensuring they are interesting and enjoyable places to visit. Your days will consist of collecting and analysing environmental data, engaging the local community and volunteers to take a practical role in protecting their environment, driving the commercialisation of woodland produce, assisting with funding bids, and promoting the work of the team to stakeholders - all set against the stunning backdrop of East Devon.  You will also be expected to manage the maintenance contract for a country park as well as having the opportunity to lead on community development and biodiversity projects.


About you


With a thorough knowledge of woodland, heathland and grassland habitats, their associated biodiversity and their management, you will also have the enthusiasm to help ensure these precious places are maintained to the highest ecological standards. You will be used to delivering volunteering activities in local communities and have previous experience in the countryside/environment sectors.


Brimming with ideas you will possess the drive and passion, as well as the experience, to engage volunteers and other stakeholders to turn them into reality.  You'll also hold a relevant degree or equivalent experience and be an experienced chainsaw operator.  Previous experience of making funding applications or delivering funded projects would be a distinct advantage.


To apply online, please click here.  For an informal discussion, please contact James Chubb, Team Leader (Place), on 07964 132282 or email jchubb@eastdevon.gov.uk


Closing date: 17/02/2019.   


Interviews will be held during week commencing 25 February 2019.



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