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Summer Ranger - Loch Ruthven

Summer Ranger - Loch Ruthven
Reference: FEB20233877
Location: Inverness
Salary: £21,622.00 - £23,987.00
Duration: Until the 1st of September 2023
Full Time, 37,5 hours p/w

This role will involve providing a RSPB presence at our Loch Ruthven nature reserve during the summer season in 2022.

This role will be working with visitors to provide on-hand communication and advice about Slavonian grebes and responsible access, talking with people in clear, positive, engaging, and persuasive ways to encourage responsible use of the reserve. This will include working to reduce the impact of irresponsible behaviour such as informal camping with fires, littering and disturbance to breeding birds. Engaging with water users will be a key part of this role.

You may also be required to undertake, or assist with, minor maintenance works such as renewing signage or repairing fencing.

You will be resourceful and resilient, working at the reserve by yourself much of the time but with support from the rest of the reserve team. You will also work in conjunction with the Loch Ruthven volunteer team, who are managed by the reserve warden. During quieter periods at Loch Ruthven, there will also be opportunities to work on some of the other reserves, particularly helping out with infrastructure maintenance. Some office work will be required, for example preparing signage, emails, and occasional meetings.

What we need from you


  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to a range of audiences.
  • Able to deal with challenging situations in a clear, positive and engaging way. Diplomatic and negotiating skills.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work under own initiative.
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours required within 37.5-hour week, which will require weekend, evening and morning working.
  • Ability to travel to remote locations without the use of public transport.


  • Knowledge of the Scottish Outdoor Access code and general countryside issues
  • Basic maintenance skills e.g. installing signage, basic fencing.
  • A working knowledge of visitor management and engagement techniques and/or some experience of working outdoors as a countryside ranger or similar

Closing date:
23:59, Fri, 24th Mar 2023

Interviews will be held at the RSPB Inverness Office.

Apply HERE

Closing Date: 24/03/2023  Location: Inverness

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