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Title: Livestock Ranger

Reporting To: Head of Estate and Livestock Manager.


The Lost Gardens of Heligan are looking to recruit a Ranger to assist in the day to day running and maintenance of the farm, woodlands and grassland that constitute 160 acres of the 200 acres managed by the Lost Gardens of Heligan.


Role Overview:

Duties to be carried out as part of this permanent role will include the daily welfare of our rare breed livestock, the continued restoration and maintenance of areas of historic, amenity woodland, the conservation and enhancement of our native flora and fauna, while sustaining and improving our visitors’ appreciation and understanding of all elements of Heligan Estate.


The role will call for practical, hands-on ability with experience with livestock and in woodland management. The vacancy represents a very exciting opportunity to help forge the estate’s future with a clear focus on conservation, biodiversity and rare breed livestock.



In order to fulfil this role you will ideally have:

  • Practical experience of:

- livestock welfare and management

- conservation grassland management

- woodland management

- use of large tractors and other agricultural & woodland machinery.

  • A demonstrable dedication to protecting the environment and conserving wildlife
  • A good level of ecological knowledge and understanding of conservation issues
  • A competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required: use of chainsaws (CS30, 31), brush cutters, pedestrian mowers and tractors
  • A full UK driving licence, car & trailer licence (or equivalent) and experience in off-road driving


Qualities you will need to display:

As well as a proven track record in the relevant fields, the ideal candidate will be happy to work alone, as part of a team, collaboratively with colleagues and with external partners


You enjoy working with animals as well as people


Working in a public-facing capacity is something you relish.


Weekly Hours:

8.00am – 4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday


In return you will be rewarded with:

  • Staff benefit scheme including free family entry to Eden and Heligan during employment and discounts on local attractions
  • Free Parking
  • Sociable hours with no shift work
  • Discounts on retail within the Gardens and any associated companies
  • Discounted staff meals within our tea rooms


Salary – depending on experience £17,500-£18,500


Closing Date: 1st March 2019


How to apply
Please send your CV along with a personal statement (no more than 1 side of A4) explaining why you would be great in this role, to hr@heligan.com




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