We're recruiting a Lead Ranger to assist with the grounds management of Ampthill Park and surrounding countryside sites for the benefit of local communities, visitors, wildlife and historic heritage.

The Trust has developed and established a comprehensive ranger service which looks after a range of countryside and park sites which we own or manage on behalf of local authorities and private landowners.  The aim of this service is to support high quality countryside recreation facilities whilst conserving the special landscape, wildlife and historic aspects of sites and increasing the public’s awareness of environmental and local countryside issues.

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.

Please take a look at the detailed Job Description here 

To apply please fill in the application form and email to [email protected] 

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

Closing date: 31st July 2022

Hours of work:  5 days a week based on a 8 hour day.  You will need to work flexibly including weekends.  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). Addition leave will be awarded at years 3,4,& 5 of employment  to a maximum of 25 days.

Pension: Statutory Pension 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 desk based in Ampthill Great Park.

If you wish to have an informal chat about this role, please call Head Ranger Dan Doyle on 01525 234260 or 07377971790 or use the email address above.