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Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership

Trainee Ranger

£17,649 per annum pro rata

Fixed- term (9 months) - Full Time

Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership

The Romney Marsh (RMCP) and White Cliffs Countryside Partnerships (WCCP) were created to care for the special landscapes and wildlife of the Dover and Folkestone and Hythe districts, and to help people enjoy them.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual wishing to start a career in wildlife conservation to join a great team and make a real difference to the special landscape and communities of Romney Marsh. Working alongside our team of Rangers, you will assist with the management and wardening of Dungeness National Nature Reserve, Greatstone Dunes, Romney Warren and other sites across the Romney Marsh, helping to implement the aims and objectives of RMCP and WCCP. You will gain valuable experience of habitat and site management, visitor management and engagement, and wildlife monitoring and recording in one of Kent’s finest landscapes. You will get the opportunity to assist with and lead a range of volunteer and public engagement events.

This traineeship has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of engaging with members of the public
  • Experience of being outdoors in all weather
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports and deliver presentations
  • Ability to work competently under own initiative, as well as whilst part of a team
  • Knowledge and understanding of conservation and land management for wildlife
  • Qualification in conservation, biology or similarly related discipline or experience of working in the countryside sector
  • Outgoing and self-motivated
  • IT skills in Microsoft Office particularly Word, Excel and Outlook

This post requires you to have a full driving licence and your own transport.

Due to the nature of the role, this post requires an enhanced DBS check.

For more information and to apply visit www.dover.gov.uk

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Stephanie D’Agorne, Partnership Officer on 07864 608825 or email stephanie.dagorne@dover.gov.uk

Closing Date: 25/04/2021  Location: Dover

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