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Deadwater Valley Trust

Senior Countryside Ranger

Full-time (40 hours per week), permanent appointment including lone, evening and weekend work
Application Closing Date: Sunday, 8th October, 2023 at midnight
Interviews: Thursday, 19th October, 2023 in person or via video conference
Salary: £30,000 to £33,000 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications with a 3-month review period)
Report to: Chairperson of the Trust
Based at: Deadwater Valley Trust, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 0LR

Deadwater Valley Trust (DVT) is seeking a self-motivated Senior Countryside Ranger to help deliver the Management Plans and manage 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:

  1. Planning work schedules in accordance with the individual Management Plans for each area
  2. Manage the ranger team, conduct work appraisals, and develop career progression
  3. Act as the main point of contact between the Trust and landowners
  4. Regular meetings with Trustees, landowners, and stakeholders
  5. Producing regular reports to Trustees and landowners
  6. Ensure all work practices comply with current Health and Safety legislation, DVT Health & Safety Manual and general good practice
  7. Leading practical management tasks with staff and volunteers
  8. Supervise contractors carrying out work safely and legally
  9. Conduct hazardous tree surveys & inspections
  10. Budgeting of Trust’s finances alongside the Treasurer including funding applications
  11. Educational opportunities for local schools and colleges
  12. Capable of hard, physical work in all weather conditions

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

We are looking for someone who has experience in:

  • Countryside management with relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Being responsible for managing a ranger team
  • Experience of budget control
  • Working with volunteers, community groups, contractors and councils
  • 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
  • Hold a clean, current manual driving licence
  • This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure

To request an Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification please e-mail the Senior Ranger or call 07712 669006

Closing Date: 08/10/2023  Location: Deadwater Valley Trust, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 0LR

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