CJS Online: Visitor Management

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Recreation and Visitor Management vacancies: visitor services and management including event management.


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Countryside Jobs Service – Readers Survey

It's been a turbulent few years and it's time we assessed how well CJS is fitting your needs and providing the services you want and need in a way that is simple and easy to use. Your opinions matter and we do listen. This survey is more in depth than previous ones, with quite a few open ended questions, as we work out how to ensure that CJS remains relevant to you: our readers. We're not expecting essays just a few words or a sentence or two at most. Please be honest - write your first response on reading the question.

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Schools Project Officer - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Strumpshaw Fen
Salary: £22,986.00 - £25,500.00 Pro Rata
Duration: 14 months fixed-term post ending on 31/12/2022
This project, part of the Water, Mills and Marshes Heritage Lottery-funded landscape partnership scheme, was launched in 2018 to help children and families living around the RSPB Mid Yare Nature Reserves discover, connect, celebrate and support the special wildlife and wild places on their doorstep. In this role you will work with the RSPB team based at Strumpshaw Fen, a dedicated project volunteer team, and partner with local schools to build on what has been achieved to date, to plan and deliver the project programme and deliverables for 2022.

Insh Marshes Reserve Trainee - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Insh Marshes
Salary: £17,960.00 - £19,925.00 Pro Rata
Contract: 6 months

You will be an excellent communicator, this role will involve working alongside a wide range of audiences including graziers, neighbours, land owners, local communities, and reserve visitors. The post holder will work closely with local and residential volunteers therefore enthusiasm to work with volunteers is essential. An ideal opportunity for someone looking for their first contract and wish to develop their skills and experience in reserve management. The trainee will be responsible for delivering our autumn and winter practical habitat management and estate management work programme as part of a small team.

Site Supervisor – Visitor Experience Team - Hafren Dyfrdwy / Severn Trent Water

Logo: Hafren Dyfrdwy

Salary of up to £33,000.00

Are you interested in a hands on position where you will have the opportunity to work in beautiful surroundings 24/7? Our Site Supervisor for Wales is accountable for the day-to-day operations primarily at Lake Vyrnwy and Llyn Clywedog for Hafren Dyfrdwy (HD), developing the visitor offering and delivering visitor growth. In line with HD’s strategic aims and the Visitor Experience Team (VET) Business Plan the main objectives include delivering high quality recreation, access, conservation and education.

Assistant Ranger - Kinver Edge - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £18298 - Permanent contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for an Assistant Ranger to join our team at Kinver Edge, to help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery and inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. 

This will include engaging with visitors, maintaining our green spaces, assisting with guided visitor walks and delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences.

Assistant Ranger x 2 - North Devon - National Trust

Logo: National Trust

Salary £18298 - Fixed Term Contract - 37.5 hours a week

We are looking for two assistant rangers to support our nature recovery and peoples access to nature ambitions. We are looking for two individuals who are passionate about nature and want to make a difference for people and climate change. Please indicate in your application your preference of role.

Access Ranger (Cumbria) - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Logo: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority


37 hours per week

Based in Orton, Cumbria.

Would you like to work in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain?

If so, we have a rare chance to join the National Park Authority's Ranger Service as an Access Ranger on a permanent basis.

Farm Estate Worker - RSPB

Logo: RSPB

Location: Cumbrian Coast Reserves
Salary: £17,960- £19,925 (Pro Rata)
Hours: 18.75 hours per week (Part-Time)

Based predominantly at RSPB Campfield Marsh we are recruiting for an estate worker to assist with the everyday running of the Reserves to ensure they are the best they can be for wildlife and for visitors.

Assistant Ranger - Hampshire County Council

Logo: Hampshire County Council

Salary Range: £18,933 - £19,941 per annum

Work Location: River Hamble Country Park, Southampton

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Working from a base at River Hamble Country Park and covering sites in Southern Hampshire from Chichester Harbour through to the outskirts of Southampton, you'll assist the team responsible for the day to day management of SSSi designated Woodland, SPA Coastal & Riparian Habitats, Local Nature Reserves and Trails offering access to the Countryside. Working mainly outside, your duties will include practical habitat management, working with volunteers, interpretation of work, installing and repairing site infrastructure, implementation of work plans, recording tasks and projects carried out on sites. You'll also assist in the monitoring of livestock on grazed sites ensuring welfare and conservation objectives are met.

Forest Centre Manager - Thames Chase Trust

Logo: Thames Chase Trust

Location: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS

Contract: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week with weekend and bank holiday working)

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum

Thames Chase Trust welcomes around 120,000 visitors per year to the Forest Centre complex, which includes the surrounding Broadfields Farm Community Woodland (owned and managed by Forestry England). The Visitors’ Centre is the information hub for the entire Community Forest and includes a shop, cafe and public toilets. You will bring this spectacular place closer to the hearts of visitors, our local communities and our many partners and you will lead on facilities, catering, retail, visitor experience, membership, and volunteer teams. You will support the Thames Chase Community Forest Director in leading staff and volunteers in developing and growing the income from all aspects of the Forest Centre, to support the work and aims of the Community Forest and provide a quality visitor experience.

Communities & Wildlife Manager (Bedfordshire) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

Logo: Wildlife Trust BCN

Salary: £28,228 per annum

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic manager to join the Communities & Wildlife Team to give a new strategic direction to the community engagement, environmental education and visitor experience throughout Bedfordshire.

You will be inspiring, leading and managing a small team of passionate staff and volunteers to deliver innovative nature and health & wellbeing engagement opportunities both on our nature reserves and within the local communities.

Nature Recovery Project Manager - The Parks Foundation

Logo; The Parks Foundation

Salary: £27,000 per annum

Terms: Fixed term until 31 January 2023 (with the potential for extension if funding permits). 37.5 hours a week; 30 hours a week may be considered

You will lead the transformation of eight parks across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole to support the creation of a nature recovery network using your knowledge and experience of conservation and / or ecological management.

Property Manager - The Future Forest Company

Logo: The Future Forest Company

£35-£42K (depending on experience)

We are recruiting a permanent role of Property Manager for our large site (800 ha) on the beautiful Scottish island of Mull. The diversity of habitats and buildings across the site have been underdeveloped previously and we are looking for an experienced, energetic and talented individual (or couple) to lead its transformation. A new herd of highland cattle is being created alongside an established sheep flock and drove of wooly pigs.