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Deadwater Valley Trust

Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) Countryside Ranger

Full-time (40 hours per week), permanent appointment including lone, evening and weekend work

Employment: Post is immediately available

Application Closing Date: Friday 27th November 2020 at 5.00pm

Interviews: Tuesday 8th December 2020 via Zoom conference call

Salary: £18,000 to £20,000 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications with a 3 month review period)

Based at: Deadwater Valley Trust, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 0LR

Deadwater Valley Trust (DVT) is seeking a self-motivated ranger to help deliver the SANG Management Plan and also support the Community Ranger in a program of events and activities in Bordon Inclosure SANG. Working as part of the existing DVT ranger team this exciting role is part of the wider regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon with its amazing wildlife & habitats, with over 60% of the parish being designated to either European (SPA/SAC) or UK (SSSI/LNR/SINC) level

The role will include:

  • General countryside management & maintenance of trees, habitats, paths, fencing and litter picking
  • Regular checks of SANG infrastructure and ‘natural’ play area which involves lone working at times
  • Supporting the Community Ranger in running a program of activities and events
  • Organising & supervising volunteers, community groups and contractors in practical conservation management tasks
  • To ensure all work complies with Health and Safety legislation and current good practice
  • Overseeing and monitoring recreational use of the SANG
  • To liaise and communicate with the Senior Countryside Ranger on a regular basis
  • Preparing and presenting reports to DVT Trustees and Whitehill Town Council as the landowners
  • Working and liaising with DVT Trustees & Rangers and partners to promote the long-term value and responsible uses of the SANG


The role will be as ‘lead ranger’ for Bordon Inclosure SANG but when required also working in the adjacent Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve as part of the wider ranger team.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience in countryside management with relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Experience of working with volunteers, community groups, contractors and local councils
  • Experience in a community engagement role and engaging with a range of audiences
  • Experience of producing reports using a range of media and IT skills including social media
  • An enthusiastic, flexible, self-directed and motivated outdoor person who is an effective communicator and also works well in both a lone and team environment
  • This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure


To request an Application Form including Job Description and Person Specification please e-mail Jamie@deadwatervalleytrust.co.uk or call Jamie on 07712 669006

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