Countryside Ranger An exiting opportunity to join the Greensand Trust Ranger Service, working across a wide range of high quality countryside sites across Central Bedfordshire. You will ensure these sites are managed effectively, to conserve, protect and enhance their natural environment value and heritage features, together with opportunities for sympathetic public access and engagement. The Greensand Trust has over the last 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, from full time area rangers to seasonal warden posts, as well as approx 100 practical conservation volunteers, delivering conservation / practical activities across the area. Given the scope of our work, our ranger team operates from a number of local offices and workshops at Rushmere Country Park, Ampthill Great Park and Maulden Wood. If you are interested in this position please look at the Job Description here and fill in our Application Form which should be returned to us by email: [email protected] Application Deadline: Wednesday 14th July with interview date tba. PRACTICAL DETAILS: Salary: £18,533 – £20,500 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: Your normal working hours are 40 hours per week, Sunday to Saturday. 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 Rushmere, Ampthill and Maulden.