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Assistant Ranger - Ashtead Common

Salary in the range of £24,316 to £27,600 (inclusive of all allowances)

Permanent, Full-time

Location: Ashtead National Nature Reserve

Ref: OS592

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of managing one of the UK’s finest wood pasture landscapes and the ancient trees, woodland, scrub grassland and heritage features it contains. Ashtead Common is a 200-hectare National Nature Reserve managed by a small team of Rangers in partnership with the local community.

You will be a friendly and enthusiastic communicator who will engage with people, solve problems and support a wide range of habitat and estate management activities.

Your flexibility and adaptability mean that you are happy to take on a variety of responsibilities, which will include supervising volunteers and contractors, leading guided walks, maintaining countryside furniture, using tools and machinery and caring for livestock.

You must be conscientious and willing to work outside in all weathers and at times on difficult terrain, sometimes alone.

Working 37 hours a week and an average of one weekend in three the successful candidate will be based at the Ashtead Estate Office in Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2DU.

The successful candidate will ideally have relevant experience in countryside management and working with volunteers and a qualification in countryside management or a related discipline. A full driving licence, good written and verbal communication skills, competency in a wide range of practical skills and a commitment to continuous professional development are also necessary. The starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

A DBS check is required.

If you think you have what is required to fill this challenging and rewarding post, please apply online.

The closing date for returned applications is Monday 30th May at 12:00 noon.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 13 June 2022.

To apply online, please click here.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting the reference number OS592. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 30/05/2022  Location: Ashtead National Nature Reserve

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