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Lee Valley Regional Park

Assistant Rangers

Salary: £24,461 - £28,937 per annum pro rata, plus flexible benefits
Location: Waltham Abbey (EN9) or Walthamstow Marshes (E10 7QL)
Type of position: Permanent, Fixed Term Contracts and Casual roles available

Join our team in helping manage our Open Spaces

Who We Are

The award-winning Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin. The park provides a unique 'natural' corridor on London’s doorstep and provides a vital refuge for wildlife. It contains a variety of landscapes and open spaces to enjoy including the internationally important wetland sites that form the Lee Valley Special Protection Area and Ramsar site, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, industrial heritage sites and nature reserves.

Overview of the Open Spaces Team

The Open Spaces Teams Rangers and Assistant Rangers are not only the guardians of the Park on the ground but they are its eyes and ears too. One large team split over two different locations they look after an array of different habitats from wetland wonders to urban oases covering parts of the Lee Valley SPA and Ramsar Site, four SSSI’s, and numerous locally designated wildlife sites.. With an abundance of practical works, wildlife surveys, volunteering task, visitor interaction and Park promotion to undertake each year there are many opportunities to develop the conservation value and engagement with sites throughout the Park but also many opportunities for personal development as an individual.

What does the role look like

Working either as part of a team or individually you will support an established team of Rangers on a daily basis to deliver practical conservation and land management on a range of different sites throughout the Park to help deliver and develop the site management plans. Leading our dedicated conservation volunteers on task days and wildlife survey work will also feature along with some direct site management to develop individuals further. Working with external partners such as our Health and Safety consultants and our Park security team to ensure the safety of all and adherence to Park byelaws.

This fantastic opportunity will be based either at our North base at Holyfield Hall Farm Waltham Abbey or South base close to Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes.

What attributes we are looking for in a candidate

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, energetic and practical people
  • You will need to have proven experience of working in a parks/countryside environment
  • a recognised post-A level qualification e.g. HND; NVQ level 3, degree or equivalent in a countryside management or related discipline.
  • A good working knowledge of conservation and habitat management
  • Knowledge of working with volunteers and community engagement
  • A full manual driving licence is essential

Successful applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure Barring Service, for which assistance will be given.

If you feel that you have the right blend of skills for this role, please apply online using the link below or alternatively download an application form and return it to:

Closing date: 20 March 2023

Link for applications: click here 

Closing Date: 20/03/2023  Location: Waltham Abbey (EN9) or Walthamstow Marshes (E10 7QL)

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