County Wildlife Site Ranger
South West Lakes Trust
£21,424 pa pro rata
conservation & wildlife
Closing date: Friday, 26th August 2022
Working in partnership with South West Water to deliver Water Industry National Environment
Programme obligations, you will deliver habitat management interventions to enhance
biodiversity to improve the ecological condition of our County Wildlife Sites.
For SW Lakes this role will contribute to;
Meeting our vision that: Our people, places and experiences we offer, will inspire this and
future generations to love and benefit from the environment by delivering our environmental
- Meeting our purpose: To care for natural and historic environments, providing health, social
and wellbeing benefits for individuals and communities.
- Meeting our impact: Our managed landscapes will be abundant, diverse and connected.
- Ensuring the feeling of “It’s Your Outdoors” is shared with all stakeholders.
Our rangers work around lakes and reservoirs within the southwest of England; they focus on
land and property of public interest and/or of designated conservation importance.
- Our rangers deliver the essential tasks necessary to protect biodiversity and ensure that
our managed landscapes will be abundant, diverse and connected. They help ensure compliance
with statutory aspects such as the Conservation, Access and Recreation Code of Practice, as
well as compliance with our Integrated Management Plans.
- Our rangers operate in outdoor environments and largely independently, often lone working on
and around deep water, as well as in small teams. Lone working for extensive periods requires
individuals that are responsible and resilient.
- Our rangers need to be comfortable working outdoors in all weather and being fit to work in
these conditions whilst ensuring all risk assessments and lone working policies (where
applicable) are followed.
- This role is focused on our County Wildlife Sites and delivering habitat management
interventions to enhance biodiversity to improve ecological condition and water quality.
- Our rangers work within a supportive and skilled team and this role will be part of our
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Take responsibility for selected habitat management work such as meadow cutting, coppicing,
tree planting, and scrub control on our County Wildlife Sites. These habitat management works
are detailed in our Integrated Management Plans.
- All habitat management works are to be clearly communicated to the line manager which will
aid progress reporting for the management of our County Wildlife Sites.
- Work closely with our Environment Team to report on any conservation concerns such as
invasive non-native species.
- Take responsibility for the proper care and maintenance of equipment and vehicles that are
- Organise and prioritise habitat management work to an agreed timeframe and quality.
- Where appropriate, assist contractors, volunteers and other members of the Environment Team
in conservation activities.
- Undertake mandatory training and development as required by the Trust.
- Ensure that you comply with Trust procedures to manage risk to the public, self, other
staff, volunteers and contractors. Ensure that high quality risk assessments are carried out in
line with Trust guidance for works you are undertaking and supervising and monitor compliance
with safety procedures.
- Carry out other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Trust.
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