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Logo: Cairngorm Mountain LimitedSenior Ranger - Cairngorm Mountain Limited Ref: SP10


Role overview: The Senior Ranger is an important role in the operation of CairnGorm Mountain and the wider estate leading a unique Ranger Service working almost exclusively in mountain terrain within the Cairngorm National Park. The position offers enormous rewards with a large part of the role covering high ground so an aptitude for mountain travel on foot and ski will be desirable.  Some activity will be unaccompanied so you will need to be organised, self-reliant and follow our lone-working procedures. Employed by CairnGorm Mountain Ltd you will also have a responsibility to the ultimate Landowners - Highlands and Islands Enterprise as well as the other stakeholders of the surrounding estate.


Purpose of the job: The role is to lead the Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service and the Monitoring Scheme for the Cairngorm Mountain Railway.  The purpose of the role is to ensure sustainable management of the Cairngorm Estate and to advise on the use and care of the Estate.  This is achieved by delivering the Cairngorm Estate Management Plan and contributing to the Cairngorms National Park Ranger Partnership Framework.


Key Responsibilities:


  • To have knowledge of and carry out the agreed plan within budget and in accordance with the Ranger Service Guidelines, the Visitor Management Plan (VMP) and the Cairngorm Estate Management Plan all of which require an element of reporting.           
  • To agree the Operational plan and budget for the Ranger Service for Cairngorm Mountain Ltd with the General Manager each year.
  • To carry out fieldwork and write up the results for the annual monitoring report to Scottish Natural Heritage and the Independent Reporting Officer.
  • To ensure a warm welcome to all guests and to provide support to help people enjoy the outdoors 
  • To increase awareness, understanding, care and responsible use of the natural cultural heritage of the wider Estate facilitating educational visits from primary school level to postgraduate university students. 
  • To manage a small team of Rangers and to manage the operation of the Ranger base station as well as volunteers through the National Park Volunteer Cairngorms initiative. 
  • Collaborate with neighboring Ranger Services to facilitate sustainable visitor management and enjoyment of the Cairngorms National Park and contribute to Cairngorms National Park initiatives where possible such as the Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend, Cairngorms Junior Ranger Project, Volunteer Cairngorms and The Mountains and the People Project


Person specification: The role will require a degree of flexibility including weekend working and public holidays. A general level of fitness is required with both mountain walking and skiing abilities as well as being comfortable working outside in inclement weather some of which can involve extremes of temperature. A uniform will be provided including protective clothing and equipment for mountain conditions.


Please send CV and covering letter to cairngorm.careers@naturalretreats.co.uk quoting Ref SP10


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