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BCP Council

Heathland Assistant Ranger (Seasonal)

Temporary - 6 month Post

Salary £20,092 - £21,748

37 Hours

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to become part of a dynamic and forward-thinking Countryside Team. BCP are looking to recruit 5 seasonal heathland rangers for the summer of 2021.

Environmental Services manage a significant proportion of the internationally important lowland heaths found in Dorset, which are home to rare and endangered wildlife. You will be involved in strategic access management, helping to mitigate the effects of urban pressures on our heathland and other nature reserves. You will have experience or knowledge of Lowland Heaths and their management. You will be able to evidence/demonstrate good communication skills that would enable you to effectively promote responsible use of the sites and in doing improve the condition of these premier open spaces/heaths.

You will provide advice, guidance regarding access and information to site visitors on heathlands across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Much of this will be through onsite presence promoting responsible use, awareness and enjoyment of the natural environment through engagement with site users. You will also have the ability to carry out minor repairs & maintenance on site as required. The role will also involve working with and engaging volunteers; this may involve undertaking practical conservation tasks.

You will be part of the BCP Countryside Team delivering cover 7 days per week on a Rota basis. You will need to be flexible, comfortable with working on your own and have a full driving licence. Posts will be based as follows; 2x Christchurch/Hengistbury Head, 1 x North Bournemouth (Kingfisher Barn), 2 x Poole. Please state if you have a preference over a particular base, although you will be required to assist outside of your main target/preferred area when the need arises.

You may be involved with BCP’s conservation grazing scheme, in particular stock checks, as well as working with lookering volunteers.

These roles are both demanding and rewarding and offer an excellent opportunity to be part a responsive team striving to protect the outstanding local natural environment and to ensure that sites are safe, clean, attractive and easy to use.

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Closing date 16th May 2021

Location: Dorset

Closing Date: 16/05/2021  Location: Dorset

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