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Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Seasonal Rangers

Salary: £21,487
Contract:
Permanent – Full Time
Location:
Balloch

This is an exciting and pivotal time for Scotland’s first National Park, reaching our 20-year anniversary in 2022 and setting a new strategic direction for the years ahead, stepping up our commitments to nature, climate, and people. Our aim is to create a better, more sustainable, healthier future for all. A key part in delivering this will be through engagement with visitors and residents of the National Park.

Have you got what it takes to help us achieve these commitments and make a difference for generations to come? Then come and join the team.

Our seasonal roles mean that you would work during our busy seasonal months, starting in April and finishing on 29th September 2024, although this may vary slightly depending on business needs. Our working week is a maximum of 35 hours, with these roles operating on a rota system. Therefore, you could work a maximum of 20 shifts and minimum of 8 shifts every 4 weeks, this will be discussed in more detail with successful candidates.

We are also recruiting for Seasonal Casual Working Agreement staff, these positions are park wide and help manage visitor pressures, like our contracted roles, but these casual contracts can fit around your life or other work commitments. We aim to give between 2 – 4 weeks’ notice for upcoming shifts. Much of the work does fall on weekends.

We have the following seasonal roles available:

Seasonal Visitor Management Rangers (exact contracted hours to be agreed)
Band A1 £21,487 per annum pro rata
These positions are based in our Lochearnhead Office and help manage visitor pressures by patrolling this area, including our Camping Management Zones and permit areas. The role is very customer focused and entails checking permits, handling camping issues and joint working with the police.

Seasonal Slipway Ranger (exact contracted hours to be agreed)
Band A1 £21,487 per annum pro rata
This role will entail handling boat launches on site, site management, registration enquiries and requires accurate use of the boat registration database alongside boat registration officer. Rangers ensure that loch users are following site T&C’s, have correctly registered and are byelaw complaint before launching at the National Park slipway.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have a UK driving licence, are able to drive in the UK and are confident to drive our National Park vehicles
  • Have excellent communication interpersonal skills
  • A positive, flexible, and can-do attitude
  • Experience of visitor management or work in a customer focused role
  • Knowledge of and interest in the environment and countryside issues


Shift Information

  • Rota will be provided for the full season and runs on a repeating 4-week pattern
  • Shifts are 7 hours long with a 30-minute lunch break
  • Normal shift – Between 08:00 and 09:00 start depending on location
  • Late shift – Vary depending on the sunset times but finish no later than 21:30


Who we are and our values:

We offer flexible and remote working, with a generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance. Staff have access to wellbeing services and there is a strong focus on wellbeing throughout the organisation.

Being part of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority means being passionate about what you do, working hard to inspire and lead the way for others. We care about each other and are accessible and friendly treating each other with respect and understanding, we think about our planet with each decision we make. Together, we are the difference.

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority are proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience is vital in our success we want our business to be representative to the communities we work alongside. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applicants from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Closing date: 8 April 2024.

Interview date w/c 15 April 2024.

Apply here

Closing Date: 08/04/2024  Location: Balloch

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