Volunteer Countryside Ranger

National Trust for Scotland

Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

Volunteer • Full Time

www.nts.org.uk jbanks@nts.org.uk 01855812018 James Banks

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 3rd February 2020  

There are three exciting opportunities in the most iconic Scottish Highland landscape, for people starting careers in conservation. Seasonal Volunteer Rangers are required as part of the National Trust for Scotland’s countryside ranger service in Glencoe.

You will learn about practical countryside management through a variety of tasks working as a key part of the Ranger team. These could include footpath maintenance, tree nursery work, control of invasive species, ecological surveys, habitat monitoring, fencing, assisting the stalker, and visitor engagement (helping to organise events, leading walks, visiting schools and staffing the information desk).

The posts would commence on 23rd March and run until the end of October 2020. Applicants who are available for the duration of the season will be favoured. Some relevant knowledge and experience are expected, but a passion for wildlife and a willingness to learn are essential.

Volunteer Rangers must be able to work under their own initiative and have very good communication skills. You will be expected to work outdoors in all weathers and should be happy with working and living in a remote place. Strenuous hill walking is also part of the role, so you should be able to spend long days walking in rough terrain. A full clean driving licence is required.

Shared accommodation is provided. The positions are subject to a Disclosure Scotland (PVG) check.

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