Senior Ranger

The Forest of Marston Vale Trust is the charity creating the Forest of Marston Vale between Bedford and Milton Keynes. Since the early 1990’s, we’ve been planting trees to transform the landscape and make the Marston Vale a thriving place to live, work and play. We’ve already planted over a million trees to start creating the Forest. We aim to have trees covering 30% of the 61 square mile Forest area.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, driven and experienced individual who’s passionate about improving our environment for people and wildlife. They’ll need to ensure the effective management and enhancement of the Trust’s estate of woodlands, wetlands and grasslands, actively engaging and enthusing visitors, and improving the quality of these sites for both people and wildlife. They’ll have day-to-day operational responsibility for the award-winning Millennium Country Park (225ha), our flagship site which receives around 450,000 visits per annum, and the Trust’s wider estate of community woodlands (230ha) within the Forest of Marston Vale area.

The successful candidate will be highly experienced in countryside/conservation management, leading other staff and volunteers, and organising operational work programmes. They’ll be a resourceful self-starter with drive, determination and initiative; a natural leader and team player, with excellent communication and organisational skills. Microsoft Office skills are essential, as is a valid driving licence, plus excellent practical countryside/conservation management skills.

We offer a starting salary of £23,000 and 33 days holiday (incl. Bank/Public Holidays) plus pension. Post is based at the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. This is a permanent, full-time position (37.5 hrs/wk) including regular weekend and Bank/Public Holiday working, on a rota basis, as part of the Ranger Team.

How to Apply

For an application pack visit www.marstonvale.org/jobs

For an informal chat about this role, call Anna Charles, Head Ranger on 01234 762614.

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when applying for this job!

Key Information

Salary:

Starting salary £23,000 per annum

Organisation:

Forest of Marston Vale Trust

Duration:

Permanent

Hours:

Full Time

Level:

Mid Level

Sectors:

Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills

Location:

Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

1st November 2018 at 5:00pm