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Groundwork NE and Cumbria

Senior Ranger

Salary: Circa £25,000 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week, Fixed Term for 15 months (potential for extension)

Reporting to: Revitalising our Estuaries Project Manager

Responsible for: A team of five trainee operatives and one project assistant

Location: Blyth & Wansbeck

About us

Groundwork NE & Cumbria’s Revitalising Our Estuaries project has been awarded a grant from the Government’s £40 million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund supported by DEFRA.

Revitalising our estuaries focuses on employment and skills for young people in the region enabling them to deliver the nature restoration across the region.

About the role

The Senior Ranger will be responsible for managing a team of five trainee operatives implementing a range of nature based solutions on the estuaries and general environmental improvements along the North East estuaries. You will be managing and delivering practical tasks such as, tree planting, wetland creation, wildflower sowing/planting, fencing, boardwalk construction, green space furniture installation and interpretation installation. This role will be required to work outside in all weather conditions.

The Senior Ranger will also be responsible for liaising with project partners, landowners and wider stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of these work packages. In addition the Senior Ranger will establish links with wider stakeholders and facilitate public events, volunteering and education opportunities in their respective areas.

About you

We are seeking an experienced, reliable, inspiring team leader who has a complementary mix of practical conservation skills and supervisory experience. You will be confident at developing and delivering community engagement activities such as school visits, public events and volunteer days.

Essential Skills:

  • Information, Advice & Guidance, Teaching, Training, Assessor, Verification or Skills for Life qualifications at Level 3 or above or equivalent
  • Experience of working by water and managing health and safety in this capacity
  • City and Guilds / Lantra / NPTC licences e.g. chainsaw / brush cutter / pesticides
  • Proven experience of delivering a supervisor role managing a team of people
  • Proven experience of good quality general construction and horticultural skills
  • Full Driving Licence

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of working in / by rivers and estuaries
  • Knowledge of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
  • MIDAS Qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of engaging and supporting unemployed and/or disadvantaged people and facilitating personal development

Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 29th November 2021

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Closing Date: 29/11/2021  Location: Blyth & Wansbeck

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