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Forestry England

Wildlife Ranger Manager

Based at The Queen’s House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NH


Salary £31,973 - £34,650

Reference number: 217756

We are Forestry England. We are the country’s largest land manager, caring for the nation’s forests for people, nature, and the economy. The foundation of our organisation is our world-class and sustainable forest management.

Our South England District team is made up of around 160 people who deliver a diverse range of roles. From Foresters to Volunteer Co-ordinators, we all contribute towards the management of some 46,000 hectares of land across public woods and forests, and two national parks. Much of the land is of high national importance for nature conservation and wildlife, and of international importance for biodiversity.

As the Wildlife Ranger Manager, you will work in partnership with the current Wildlife Manager to effectively deliver Forestry England’s wildlife management statutory and business objectives in the District. The role focuses on the woodlands of West Sussex, Surrey, North East Hampshire and Dorset. You will offer technical support and guidance to staff involved in the Wildlife Management Team, overseeing deer management and the control of other species.

Managing all aspects of health and safety involved with firearms and the culling of wild deer is key to this role. You will be building and maintaining positive relationships with members of local user groups and stakeholders.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who has excellent organisational, communications and IT skills and works well under pressure. You will have DMQ Deer Stalkers Certificates Levels 1 and 2 and a qualification in wildlife or conservation land management, or significant equivalent experience.

You will be confident in managing staff and will offer support and help when needed, while ensuring colleagues have the correct tools and resources available to them to do their jobs safely and within budget.

Forestry England is a progressive and inclusive organisation, where benefits include a generous holiday entitlement, substantial training, development, and volunteering opportunities, as well as flexible working arrangements and membership of an excellent civil service pension scheme.

For more information on how to apply please visit or click here now. For an informal chat, please contact Mike Pittock by email:

Closing date: 11 July 2022

Closing Date: 11/07/2022  Location: The Queen’s House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NH

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