Recreation Ranger - Kent & East Sussex

Forestry England

Cranbrook, Kent
£24,152 - £25,503 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 76899

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 29th November 2020   5 days left

The Kent & East Sussex forests are part of the wider East England District which includes over 150 directly employed staff, covering an area of 35,000ha from North Norfolk to Brighton. The district includes large visitor centres such as High Lodge, Bedgebury Pinetum, Wendover Woods as well as the outlying beats of East Sussex, Kent, Sandlings, Chilterns and Thames Chase Community Forests

This role is focused exclusively on the wider network of woodlands in Kent & East Sussex. The office facilities are based at the Forestry England office at Bedgebury Pinetum, however the role does not include any direct responsibilities at Bedgebury Pinetum visitor centre, it is just a central office location from which this role is based.

The Recreation Ranger will support with the management of the Kent & East Sussex forests which comprise 6,435ha of woodland spread across 25 sites. These counties include areas of high population density which are set to increase in the years ahead, creating new opportunities and challenges for managing our forests. Our busiest recreation sites include Friston Forest, Abbots Wood and Birchden Wood which feature formal facilities such as pay and display car parks, camp sites and toilet blocks. Popular features include foot trails, cycle trails and horse riding facilities.

We are looking for an experienced, organised, bold and creative person to lead in managing the recreation responsibilities and revenue potentials of our Kent & East Sussex forests. With support from the wider district recreation team and the local site teams, this individual will be responsible for helping to steer the direction of the recreation provision of the public forests of Kent & East Sussex.

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