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Natural England

National Nature Reserve Ranger

Apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 1st August 2024

Salary: £25,064
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time, Job share, Part-time
Location: West Midlands (England)

About the job

Job summary

This position is based at Stiperstones NNR, Minsterley

Job description

The team

Do you have a passion for nature and the environment? Do you want to make a real difference and secure significant environmental gains in the present and the future? Do you enjoy working in a team? Can you see yourself helping to manage a National Nature Reserve to maximise gains for the Natural Environment?

If this appeals to you, a career at Natural England offers rewarding opportunities to secure environmental improvements and play your part in creating a better future for people and nature.

The priority work Natural England is delivering includes:

  • The management of 134 National Nature Reserves
  • Establishing a Nature Recovery Network to help wildlife thrive
  • Monitoring environmental changes to identify and help reduce the effects of climate change
  • Working with farmers and landowners to develop greener food production methods
  • Advising on plans for new developments to maximise gains for nature
  • Providing ways for people to better connect with nature, including green social prescribing

We are the Government’s advisor for the natural environment, playing a vital role in delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, an ambitious vision which brings new opportunities to protect and enhance and to achieve real outcomes for the environment.

Find out more about the work of Natural England here

This is a local role, based in Natural England's West Midlands Team.

The successful candidate will be based at the Stiperstones and will be part of a small team working on the Stiperstones and Downton Gorge NNRs.

Job description

The reserve ranger will support the local team with the annual work programme at the Stiperstones and Downton Gorge National Nature Reserves, working on a range of habitats including upland heathland, upland oak woodland, hay meadow and riverine woodland.

Based at the Stiperstones, in Shropshire, you will help deliver habitat works, infrastructure maintenance and repairs and biological surveys, working closely with our team of volunteers and ensuring everyone works safely and in accordance with risk assessments. You will help maintain vehicles and equipment and update health and safety records.

Working as part of the small Stiperstones NNR site management team, you will be expected to be flexible, able to work alone and used to working largely outdoors. The role may also require occasional working on other NNRs across the West Midlands.

Apply: National Nature Reserve Ranger (Ref: 5922) - Civil Service Jobs - GOV.UK

Closing Date: 01/08/2024  Location: Stiperstones NNR, Minsterley

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