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Logo: South Downs National Park AuthorityPosition: Lead Ranger

Location: Weald and Downland Living Museum, Singleton

Closing Date: 23 June 2019

Interview Date: 11 July 2019

Salary:  £29,139 to £36,526

Hours:  37 hours per week

Type of post: Permanent


From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Parkís landscapes cover 1600km2 of breath-taking views, hidden gems and quintessentially English scenery.  A rich tapestry of wildlife, landscapes, tranquillity and visitor attractions, weave together a story of people and place.  Add to this the 2 million people living in, or within 5kms of the national park boundary, then you can begin to appreciate the challenges the SDNPA faces in protecting this unique and vulnerable area of the UK.


As a champion of the South Downs the post holder will need to be able to interpret and promote the special qualities of the landscape of the park and work effectively and pragmatically with their three Lead Ranger colleagues to deliver key outcomes across not just their own area but the whole park.


This post is based at the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Singleton and covers the central area of the park.  Actively engaging with stakeholders and partners the post holder will lead the work in their area to improve the shared delivery of outcomes identified in our Partnership Management Plan and Corporate Plan, which support our purposes and duty with particular focus on conservation, access and socio-economic work.


To achieve these goals you must be an effective leader with the ability to manage and develop the area team and ensure they deliver a key range of services covering minor projects and major initiatives across this protected landscape.  The role will require tact and diplomacy, particularly in working in partnership with other providers and landowners, together with strong management skills to manage and support the small and committed area team in delivering a very wide range of practical, specialist and customer focussed outcomes.


If you are interested in developing ideas and find solutions to issues through lateral and innovative thinking; are keen to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners; want to protect and enhance the South Downs for future generations; and are ready for a challenge, then we would like to hear from you.


To apply:  Please visit our website


To complete the application and monitoring form e-mailing them to recruitment@southdowns.gov.uk.  All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA application form (CVís will not be considered) & must reach us by 11.30pm 23 June 2019 




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