Coast and Countryside Ranger (Full-time Volunteer)

National Trust

The Lizard, Cornwall

Volunteer • Full Time 0797970346 Kathleen Troke-Thomas

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Saturday, 27th October 2018  

This role provides a great opportunity to work outdoors with a dynamic ranger team in a beautiful setting. Through this volunteer role you will develop new skills and practical experience in coast & countryside conservation and access work.

By getting involved, you could

  • Spend time outdoors in one of Cornwall’s unique places.
  • Join a friendly and varied team and make some new friends.
  • Learn new countryside skills and help look after important landscapes for future generations.
  • Get ‘on the job’ training with experienced rangers and (depending on work plans) access to more formal courses to further your career e.g. first aid, brushcutter use.
  • Learn about the Lizard’s unique history, landscape and its wildlife and conservation.
  • Use your passion for the outdoors and share your knowledge and enthusiasm with both locals and visitors.

What's involved?

  • Helping the ranger team with practical work to keep the countryside in great condition and to a high standard of conservation and presentation.
  • Using tools, machinery and equipment and maintaining them in a safe working order in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Working on all types of terrain and ground conditions in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Being flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances and plans.
  • Maintaining good relationships with people who share the land.
  • Learning more about The Lizard Peninsula, its history, landscape, nature and archaeology.
  • Sharing what’s great about The Lizard with local people and visitors; helping people understand why we need to take care of special places; providing people with a warm welcome and helping them have a safe and enjoyable day.
  • Opportunities to assist with events and education projects across the Lizard Peninsula.
  • Getting to know health and safety procedures in countryside work
  • AND there might be some other activities that are of interest to you, that we could use your help with….
  • Accommodation can be provided if needed

N.B Please apply by sending you CV and covering letter to by 6pm on Saturday 27th October 2018.

This role will suit you if you are...

  • Outdoorsy, whatever the weather’s doing.
  • Reasonably fit and healthy – you don’t need to be Bear Grylls but you’ll do a lot of walking and practical tasks
  • An excellent communicator, willing to get involved and work as part of a team.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances and plans.
  • Keen to work with people and animals!
  • Passionate about the countryside and keen to find out the best spots on The Lizard
  • Available to volunteer at least 28 hrs / week (by negotiation) for a suggested time of 6-12 months.

Extra information

  • We’ll help you get to know The Lizard, how you can help and how you will work with the rest of the team – with induction and training 
  • We provide equipment to help you do this role well and safely
  • We’ll also cover agreed costs of your travel between home and The Lizard

Find out more

Contact Kathy Troke-Thomas on tel 07979703468 or email or visit

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