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Forestry England

Wildlife Ranger

Based at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean, PO8 0QE


Salary £29,832 - £31,077

Forestry England is the country’s largest land manager, caring for the nation’s forests for people, nature, and the economy. The foundation of our organisation is our world-class and sustainable forest management.

Our South England District team is made up of around 160 people who deliver a diverse range of roles. From Foresters to Volunteer Co-ordinators, we all contribute towards the management of some 46,000 hectares of land across public woods and forests, and two national parks. Much of the land is of high national importance for nature conservation and wildlife, and of international importance for biodiversity.

As the Wildlife Ranger, you will work as part of the District’s Wildlife Ranger team across the South Forest District to deliver forest protection and habitat conservation objectives. This role focuses on the woodlands of the South Hampshire area.

Your role will involve controlling deer and other mammals to protect forest regeneration and biodiversity in line with District plans. You will need DMQ Deer Stalker Certificates 1 and 2, along with a current Police firearms certificate, in order to apply for this role.

You will be a good communicator who is able to build and maintain relationships within the District and also with external contacts.

Forestry England is a progressive and inclusive organisation, where benefits include a generous holiday entitlement, substantial training, development, and volunteering opportunities, as well as flexible working arrangements and membership of an excellent civil service pension scheme.

For more information on Forestry England please visit or click here to find out more about the role and apply now. For an informal discussion, please contact Rob Thurlow by email:

Closing date: 27 November 2022

Closing Date: 27/11/2022  Location: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean, PO8 0QE

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