Biodiversity Engagement Ranger - Woodlands

Centre for Alternative Technology

Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Wales
£20,727 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 16th August 2022   5 days left

Note: The deadline for this role has been extended.

About CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an internationally renowned environmental charity, a world-leading eco centre, and one of the foremost providers of postgraduate environmental education in the UK, based near Machynlleth in Mid Wales.

CAT provides inspiration, education and training in solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency.

Key activities include a visitor centre where people can see solutions in action, residential, in-person and online short courses and events, vocational training, and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of sustainability-related topics.

Our free Information Service provides advice for individuals and our Zero Carbon Britain team publishes research and works directly with councils, communities and other organisations to help transform complex economic, social and political systems.

Job details:

Area of Responsibility: Delivery of biodiversity themed visitor engagement activities
Responsible to: Engagement Officer
Responsible for: No Line management responsibilities
Contract type: Permanent
Responsibility Grade: 3
Location: CAT site near Machynlleth, Mid Wales
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Working Days: 5 days over 7
Salary: £20, 727.57 per annum
Work remotely: On site

Overview of Role

This post is based within the CAT Engagement Department which delivers a wide range of activities using the CAT site. The post holder will be responsible for engaging audiences with CAT’s woodlands, habitats and rich biodiversity, with the goal of inspiring them to engage with, and take action in response to the biodiversity emergency. The audiences include visitors to site, educational groups and other learners. Activities will include delivering site tours, educational activities and short courses making the most of the varied ecosystems on the CAT site.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys sharing their passion and knowledge for wildlife and ecology. Ideally the post holder will have practical woodland management skills.

When not delivering these activities the post holder will work as a member of the Woodland & Water Resources team within CAT’s Estates Department, helping to deliver the sites woodland maintenance program and maintaining the sites private water supply and sewage systems.

Main Responsibilities

  • Working within the CAT Engagement Team the post holder will assist in the development of biodiversity themed tours and activities for visitors to the CAT site.
  • Working within a 7-day operational rota, deliver daily site tours and activities for visitors and groups.
  • Deliver themed short courses for booked groups such as moth nights and family ‘Nature Detective’ days.
  • Deliver and assist with woodland training and activities onsite and online, including as part of accredited training e.g. OCN Sustainable Woodland Management
  • Act as a point of contact for visitors with the ability to provide directions and share general site and CAT information.
  • Act as a visitor point of contact and coordinate with duty caretaker in the event of first aid and other emergency incidents.
  • Comply with the CAT’s Health & Safety and Safeguarding Policies at all times.
  • Assist in maintaining relevant documentation and service records.
  • When not required for engagement duties, assist in the delivery of the site’s woodland management, water and sanitation management programme.
  • Carry out any other responsibilities as defined by the Engagement Officer.

Further details, including application form, can be obtained from our website:

Applications should be forwarded to [email protected] by the deadline stating the job title in the Subject line.

Any queries should be addressed to [email protected]

Applications are required, CVs will not be accepted.

Application deadline: 9am 16th August 2022

Interviews to be held: 23rd - 24th August 2022

Expected start date: As soon as possible