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Posted 27/04/2021
By: Helen Castle
Closing Date: 31/05/2021

Countryside Management Ranger Vacancy

12-month fixed term contract
30 hours per week
£27,291 pa, pro rata 

An exciting position has arisen for a Countryside Management Ranger to join our team for a 12-month fixed term contract.  

You will be responsible for implementing a wide range of land management activities on Trumland Estate, Rousay. With a good working knowledge of land management, you must be able to plan, organise and deliver relevant projects and activities.

This is a varied role, for which the successful candidate will:
  • be responsible for the delivery of the Trumland land sub-projects associated with our Scottish Land Fund grant, sourcing funding and co-ordinating the administrative and practical delivery of these sub-projects.
  • have experience of organising and conducting exemplary land management and maintenance skills. You will also be developing and implementing conservation practices, including those related to SSSI designated land.
  • work closely with the community of Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre. Plan and deliver talks and community, visitor and volunteer engagement activities.
  • ensure a close working relationship with relevant partners such as landowners, RSPB and Nature Scot, to ensure a mutually supportive relationship is maintained.

The duties will require previous experience in land management, experience of planning and organising land-based projects, and experience of working with contractors and volunteers. A degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, is preferred. You will need to have excellent administration and communication skills and the successful applicant must also be able to use Microsoft Office applications.

For a more detailed Job Description and an application form, please click here or email , or contact the Trust Offices on 01856 821229.

Closing date for applications is Monday 31st May.

The successful applicant may be subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups checks. 

This post is part-funded by Highland and Islands Enterprise and The Scottish Government.