Volunteer Development Ranger

Lake District National Park Authority

Keswick, Cumbria
£24,260 - £28,621 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 29th August 2022  

About us

The Lake District National Park Authority looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging
people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here. Our staff
include rangers and field workers, advisers at our visitor centres, planners and more.

About the role

As Volunteer Development Ranger, you’ll coordinate and support the development of our volunteers
within the Lake District National Parks Ranger and Strategy teams, in ways that meet the
Authority’s Volunteer and Apprenticeship Strategies.

You’ll build on the excellent work our volunteers already carry out, recruit new volunteers and
develop new volunteering initiatives. You will be based at our Northern Office, located near
Keswick, but will be working throughout the national park with occasional weekend and evening work.
There is the potential for some home working and/or working from our other LDNPA offices based in
Kendal and Haverthwaite, Ulverston.

The main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • The key point of contact for all volunteering matters within the Strategy and Ranger Service
  • Lead on the recruitment, induction and ongoing support for our volunteers by collaboratively with the Volunteers Service
  • Ensure we have a diverse range of opportunities that can be promoted to all sectors of the local community
  • Lead in the training and development of apprentices, volunteers and their supervising staff to match needs of the service, staff and individuals involved.
  • Provide support to our Strategy & Ranger teams to engage and create innovative apprenticeship and volunteering experience

About you

We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate significant people and communication skills and be
confident in working with and supporting people from a wide range of backgrounds. You’ll have a
successful track record in delivering projects and experience of managing or working with
volunteers on practical projects.


Working with us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Electric car and Cycle to Work schemes
  • Paid time off so you can volunteer
  • Subsidised healthcare scheme

See our website for a complete list of our employee benefits.


For an informal chat, please contact Adam Phillips (Area Ranger) on 07753 671380 email

[email protected]

or Steve Gaskell (Ranger Team Leader) on 07887 754285 email

[email protected]

We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications, so
please apply early to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, the Lake District National Park Authority is committed to the
equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the
basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity,
religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. These groups are
under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for
the role. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application which
demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria,
as well as meeting any of the qualification, skills or experience defined as essential.

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