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Seasonal Ranger

This is a fantastic opportunity to help protect one of the most spectacular sites for nature in Scotland.

Reference: FEB20235535
Location: Abernethy
Salary: £21,622 - £23,987 Per Annum
Hours: Variable hours, full time or part time available based around the Loch Garten area so much different type of terrain.
Contract: These are two fixed term Contracts 1.5 FTE from the 1st May – 31st August 2023
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave

About the Role:

RSPB Scotland is seeking to employ two friendly, responsible Seasonal Rangers to assist our existing Abernethy visitor team in patrolling honeypot sites and vulnerable areas of the reserve, such as Loch Garten and Loch Mallachie. The main part of the role will be patrolling the key footpaths and core visitor areas to chat to people and ensure they are accessing and enjoying the nature reserve responsibly. Using strong communication skills and a good understanding of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, you will strive to ensure every visitor you meet understands what responsible access involves and why it is so important. There will be a focus on preventing wildfires and disturbance to wildlife.

You will be working with the visitor team to ensure a comprehensive Ranger presence on the reserve during busy periods and at times of high fire risk. This role will involve regular weekend and evening work. The ideal candidates will have strong communication skills, be able to work independently, and use their initiative - if that's you we'd love to hear from you!

Key duties include:

  • You will have good communication skills and be confident chatting to a wide variety of people; highlighting responsible behaviour and dealing with any access issues when they arise
  • You will be welcoming and knowledgeable, enhancing visitor's experience in nature and encouraging them to access the site responsibly
  • You will be representing the RSPB and will act professionally at all times
  • You will be organised and able to regularly report on key data to allow us to form an accurate picture of access issues and liaise with other organisations
  • You will work with RSPB visitor experience staff, the wider reserve team and Cairngorm National Park Rangers to effectively and efficiently cover key areas at key times

Closing Date: 23:59, Monday 27th March 2023
We're looking to conduct interviews for this position on 4th April.

To complete your online application / find out more please CLICK HERE

Closing Date: 27/03/2023  Location: Abernethy

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