Groundwork Northamptonshire

Twywell Hills & Dales Nature Reserve, Kettering
£14,300 pa (£21,450 FTE)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 8th July 2022   6 days left


Salary: £14,300 (£21,450 pro-rata) Part-time, 25 hours 

Based at Twywell Hills and Dales Nature Reserve near Cranford, Kettering, with regular visits to Kettering town centre-based office 

Groundwork Northamptonshire are looking for a passionate, organised and dedicated individual to join our team, as Ranger at Twywell Hills and Dales nature reserve, for whom Groundwork Northamptonshire are the managing agent. 

With guidance and support from our wider team, you will be responsible for the habitat management of the site, comprised mostly of grass and scrubland, ensuring continued habitat restoration and improvement. This is a predominantly hands-on role requiring a sound knowledge of a wide range of habitat management techniques and species identification skills. 

You will be confident in lone working and prepared to work in all weathers. You will be experienced and competent in the use of small tools and machinery, including brushcutters / clearing saws. A small herd of cattle are used for habitat grazing, and with assistance from a herdsman, some cattle management is required. 

As part of the role, you will be confident in engaging directly with the local community and visitors to the site, acting as the public representative for Twywell Hills and Dales, and Groundwork Northamptonshire.

You will be a strong communicator, working with our Project Manager and external partnerships to develop a range of activities and events. You will support and work alongside our volunteers, sharing with them your knowledge, passion and commitment to the programme. 

You will be organised with administrative tasks, able to support budget management, complete reports and risk assessments. 

The most important factors in this role are your commitment to the synergy of nature and communities, and the passion to deliver substantial boots-on-the-ground habitat site management. 

You will join an organisation of dedicated and enthusiastic staff, who are passionate about communities and supporting sustainable lifestyles into the future. 

If you are interested in applying then please contact Groundwork Northamptonshire to request an application pack: Email: [email protected] with any questions or to arrange a phone discussion 

No agencies please. CV’s will not be accepted

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a formal interview – 26th July 

Closing date: FRIDAY 08TH JULY 2022

Groundwork Northamptonshire is a registered charity (1114205) committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable)