We're recruiting a Countryside Ranger to join The Greensand Trust Ranger Service working in the east of Central Bedfordshire - based in Ampthill Great Park.

This is an exciting opportunity reporting to the Lead Park Ranger. You will ensure the site is managed effectively, to conserve, protect and enhance their natural environment value and heritage features, together with public access and engagement.

The Greensand Trust has over the past 20+ years developed a comprehensive ranger service which now looks after over 1200ha of greenspace across approximately 50 sites, which we either own or manage on behalf of local authorities and private landowners. 

We are looking for an experienced and skilled individual to work with our established ranger team. Our Ranger Team supports approximately 15 officers, as well as approx 100 practical conservation volunteers, delivering conservation / practical activities across the area.

Please take a look at the detailed Job Description 

To apply please fill in the application form here

Email your application to [email protected] 

Closing Date: Friday 28th June

Interview: Thursday 11th July at Ampthill Great Park

Salary:  £23,750 - £25,000 per annum depending on experience.

Contract Period:  Fixed Permanent Contract

Prospects: Opportunities to take on specific areas of responsibility within the Ranger Service. 

Hours of work: There are fixed core working hours applicable to your employment. Your normal working hours are based upon your working 2,080 hours per 52-week year (1 April to 31 March) based on 40 hours per week, Sunday to Saturday. You will need to work flexibly including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis and occasional evenings, for which days will be taken off during the previous week.  No overtime will be paid.  You may negotiate your own flexible work hours and rota, within reason, with your line manager and colleagues so long as it is not to the detriment of your work or the Ranger Service.

Annual leave entitlement: You will be entitled to statutory annual leave of 20 days plus public holidays (or days off in lieu of public holidays worked). Additional Annual leave is provided at year 3, 4 and 5 of employment to a maximum of 25 days.

Pension: A workplace pension is provided with a 3% employee contribution.

Vehicle & travel requirements: A vehicle will be provided for work purposes, which is shared by the other officers and rangers.  A certain amount of travel will be required as part of your work between sites and to the Trust’s other offices.  A mileage allowance is given for travel for work purposes in your own vehicle or by bicycle.

Uniform/dress code: A uniform will be provided which you will be expected to wear when on duty.

Location: You will have a shared desk space in Greensand Trust offices at Ampthill Great Park.

If you wish to have an informal chat about this role, please call Land and Ranger Service Manager Dan Doyle on 01234 743666 or 07377971790 or use the email address above.