Nature Ranger

How to be a Young North East Naturalist’ Nature Rangers

Can you engage, excite and inspire children with a love for nature?

We need two people that are friendly, calm, and enthusiastic with children and teachers. We want people who can inspire children to discover nature wherever they are.  It would be a bonus to us if you can identify common wild animals and flowers but your approach with children is more important than your knowledge of wildlife.

Local teachers told us that children wanted help to discover more about local nature, and teachers wanted support developing and running outdoor activities that develops a child’s confidence, self-esteem and wonder of nature through inspiring hands-on experiences.  Being child focused, you will work with teachers and children to co-create engaging indoor and outdoor activities for Key Stages 1 and 2 of the national curriculum.

Working with five local primary schools, in the Newcastle, Cramlington and Blyth area, you will enthuse a wide variety of children with different abilities, backgrounds and enthusiasm for nature close to home. You will support children by building on their individual strengths and interests to fulfil their potential and passion for natural history. You will enable the children to visit Gosforth Nature Reserve and/ or the Great North Museum: Hancock.

 Teacher feedback
“The children loved Gosforth Nature Reserve and some even commented that it was the best trip that they had been on!    ……It gave the children the opportunity to enjoy being outdoors and to hear interesting people who are passionate about the reserve, animals and environment they nurture”

‘How to be a Young North East Naturalist’ is funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.  You will join the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) team, a regional charity, inspiring wonder in the natural world from the Tees to the Tweed since 1829.

You will work flexibly from Gosforth Nature Reserve, local schools, your home and the NHSN’s office at the GNM:Hancock.  You will need transport to regularly visit five local schools.

Job title: Nature Ranger

Organisation: Natural History Society of Northumbria

Two part-time posts 3 days (22 hours) per week

Salary range £18,000 – £21,000 pro rata

Closing date: 12 noon – Sunday 12 December 2021

How to Apply

How to apply: Send your CV tailored to our Nature Ranger Person Specification to

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Key Information


£18,000 - £21,000 pro rata


Natural History Society of Northumbria


Fixed Term


Part Time


Mid Level, Senior


Biodiversity, Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Education


Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

12th December 2021 at 12:00pm

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