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The Greensand Trust

Countryside Ranger

We're recruiting a Countryside Ranger to join The Greensand Trust Ranger Service working in the east of Central Bedfordshire - based in Ampthill Great Park.

This is an exciting opportunity reporting to the Lead Park Ranger. You will ensure sites are managed effectively to conserve, protect and enhance their natural environment value and heritage features, together with public access and engagement.

The Greensand Trust has over the past 20+ years developed a comprehensive ranger service which now looks after over 1200ha of greenspace across approximately 50 sites, which we either own or manage on behalf of local authorities and private landowners.

We're looking for an experienced and skilled individual to work with our established ranger team which supports approx 15 officers, as well as around 100 practical conservation volunteers, delivering conservation/practical activities across the area.

Closing Date: Friday 26th July

Interview: Friday 2nd August at Ampthill Great Park

Salary: £24,500 - £25,000 per annum depending on experience.

Contract Period: Fixed Permanent Contract

Hours of work: There are fixed core working hours applicable to your employment. Your normal working hours are based upon your working 2,080 hours per 52-week year (1 April to 31 March) based on 40 hours per week, Sunday to Saturday. You will need to work flexibly including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis and occasional evenings, for which days will be taken off during the previous week. No overtime will be paid.

Annual leave entitlement: You will be entitled to statutory annual leave of 20 days plus public holidays (or days off in lieu of public holidays worked). Additional Annual leave is provided at year 3, 4 and 5 of employment to a maximum of 25 days.

Pension: A workplace pension is provided with a 3% employee contribution.

Vehicle & travel requirements: A vehicle will be provided for work purposes, which is shared by the other officers and rangers. A certain amount of travel will be required as part of your work between sites and to the Trust’s other offices. A mileage allowance is given for travel for work purposes in your own vehicle or by bicycle.

Uniform/dress code: A uniform will be provided which you will be expected to wear when on duty.

For an informal chat about this role call Land and Ranger Service Manager Dan Doyle on 01234 743666 or 07377971790 or email

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Closing Date: 26/07/2024  Location: Central Bedfordshire

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