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Groundwork Yorkshire

Community Ranger

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Groundwork Yorkshire Ranger team manage three country parks on behalf of the Land Trust: Fryston Country Trails, Frickley Country Park and Rabbit Ings Country Park. The rangers are responsible for keeping the sites safe for visitors, maintaining and improving habitats for the local wildlife and running events for schools and communities.

The role of Community Ranger will provide support to the existing team with the practical management on the parks as well as creating opportunities and further developing events and activities for the local community. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has experience working with and educating people of all ages, who loves being outdoors and has an interest in the natural environment.

Groundwork Yorkshire – Job Description

Post Title: Community Ranger

Salary: £23,088

Duration: Full Time, Permanent

Section: West Yorkshire Communities Team

Location: Main base: Fryston Country Trails – Castleford, Wakefield

Working across 3 sites: Fryston Country Trails, Frickley Country Park and Rabbit Ings Country Park.

Reporting To: Senior Countryside Ranger

Responsible For: Volunteers and visiting groups.

Post Hours/Holidays:

  • 37 Hours per week.
  • 25 days AL plus stat
  • Flexi and TOIL system in operation

Special Conditions of Service:

  • The post will involve some evening and weekend work, as required, in relation to events and activities etc.
  • Full driving licence required.
  • Enhanced DBS check required

Objectives of the Post

  • To enable Groundwork to fulfill its mission to build sustainable communities in areas of need through joint action, working with the community and partners to improve quality of life and bring about positive change to people’s lifestyles and the environment.
  • To encourage the safe public use of the sites through effective community engagement and events.
  • To assist in the management and delivery of a range of activities that meet the maintenance requirements for three country parks: Fryston Country Trails, Rabbit Ings and Frickley Country Park.
  • To work with local schools, community groups and the public to develop and deliver innovative methods of environmental education through outdoor learning and events. To organise events on and around the sites to publicise and encourage greater community participation of the site facilities. To work in partnership with all local stakeholders (across sectors) who have an interest in the sites. To work with the local community to develop and lead on volunteering opportunities across the parks.


Closing Date: 29/04/2024  Location: Fryston Country Trail

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