Recreation Ranger - West Beat and Peak District

Forestry Commission

Bamford then Matlock, East Midlands
£11,646 - £12,315 (0.5 of full time role)

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Reference: 1609744

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 20th January 2019   2 days left

Background Information:

Central England Forest District has responsibility for the management of some 30,000ha of the Public Forest Estate within a triangle formed by Liverpool, Hull and Milton Keynes.

The Forest District contains some of the busiest public woodlands in the UK and caters for a wide diversity of recreational use.

West Beat includes 3,500 ha. of forest woodland and open country. A large proportion of the Beat is located within the Peak District National Park, and the ensuing sensitivities mean that cooperative working with partners and stakeholders is an essential part of the job.

This post will initially be based at Bamford, Hope Valley until 2019/20, when the reporting point will move to Matlock Moor, near Matlock, Derbyshire.

Purpose of the role:

To assist with the management and development of public access and community involvement opportunities within West Beat including the Peak District.

Key Work Areas:

  • Lead on the planning, organising and managing of all recreation, public access and community involvement activities and programmes within West Beat.
  • Pro-actively work with Beat and District staff to develop key public access and community involvement opportunities within the Beat.
  • Supervise staff, volunteers and contractors to deliver outputs and results.
  • Manage/support recreation and operational Health and Safety standards.
  • Maintain good working relations with local communities, customers, neighbours and members of the public, promoting a positive image when representing the FC.
  • Support district and national learning opportunities on site. Actively promote the FC learning message of sustainable forest management for people, wildlife and timber by working closely with the district learning and engagement team.
  • Work closely with beat and district staff to achieve broader functional objectives

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