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East Lothian Council

Countryside Ranger


To undertake Countryside Ranger duties relating to the management of East Lothian coastal and inland sites and to assist in countryside access management.

East Lothian Countryside Ranger Service is a long established service operating within a council fully committed to supporting their remit of protecting the environment and enhancing the outdoor experience for local communities and visitors. The countryside team includes access, biodiversity and countryside officers responsible for the most intense coast in Scotland and a suite of council owned and iconic inland sites.

Hourly rate of pay: £16.91-£18.93

To start asap.

Days and Hours of Work: Working Monday to Friday with some evening and weekend working required

Starting and finishing times are flexible, days are negotiable, and flexi time is applicable

Job Details:

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements:

Relevant Qualifications

Degree/Diploma in Ecology or other related disciplines and or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through an approved Countryside Ranger training programme or other relevant experience.

Driving Licence

As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*

(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

PVG Membership

This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:

If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link

If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail). All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form. Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form

For further infomration and to apply please click here

Closing Date: 26/03/2023  Location: East Lothian

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