Estate Ranger

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

St Austell, Cornwall
£21,962 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 11th July 2022  

Estate Ranger

Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell, Cornwall

Salary: £21,962

Full time: 40 hours per week

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is an extraordinary, beautiful and historic Cornish estate, which has become one of Cornwall’s most popular and best-loved destinations. We are looking to recruit an Estate Ranger to help us conserve and regenerate 160 acres of Heligan’s woodland, hedgerows and grassland.

You will be part of the Estate Team, carrying out practical, day-to-day land management, developing wildlife habitats and biodiversity, assisting the Farm Team, helping deliver events and engaging with visitors to give them the best experience during their visit.

 To be considered for this post it is essential that candidates have relevant qualifications in or extensive experience of:

  • Tractor driving and using a range of tractor mounted equipment
  • Operating chainsaws and brush cutters
  • Practical land management
  • Good knowledge of ecological principles and UK habitats
  • Good communication skills
  • Full driving licence

 In addition to the above, candidates will preferably also have experience of:

  • Path repair
  • Fencing and gate hanging
  • Tree climbing and aerial rescue certificates
  • Basic machinery maintenance knowledge
  • An understanding of traditional woodland management
  • Enjoy working outdoors throughout the year
  • Visitor engagement/events
  • Livestock experience (desirable but not essential)

The role will require a high level of commitment, enthusiasm and flexibility. Some weekend working will be required.

How to apply
Please send your CV along with a personal statement (no more than 1 side of A4) to [email protected] explaining what you would bring to this role.

The closing date for applicants is 11th July but we will be interviewing throughout the recruitment process.

Closing date:

11th July 2022