The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a world where trees and woods thrive for people and nature. The Trust engages and inspires people to make their difference tackling the nature and climate crisis helping protect, restore and create our vital woods and trees.
We’re looking for an Estate Ranger to join the site-based team at Glen Finglas to support the management of the Glen Finglas Estate in line with the Trust’s land management policies and standards. All our woods are Forest Stewardship Council certified, and for many supporters, our woodland estate is the local window to the work of the Woodland Trust where we demonstrate what we can achieve to manage woods and trees for people and nature.
The Estate Ranger will be hands-on with a diverse range of work on the estate including woodland expansion projects, woodland management, control of invasive non-native species and other habitat management and restoration projects. They will lead on public engagement, organising public events and promoting the estate through various communications channels as well as managing existing volunteer activity and developing new volunteering opportunities to help with the practical management of the site and with public engagement.
A company vehicle will be provided for this role.
With previous experience in land-based management in the forestry, woodland management or nature conservation sector, you’ll have a strong track record of managing volunteers, public events and leading groups in an outdoor setting.
You’ll have a thorough understanding of health and safety and how this relates to working with members of the public, volunteers, and contractors as well as knowledge of wildlife and habitat conservation activities including undertaking wildlife and habitat monitoring and surveys. You will have great communication skills, be commercially aware and able to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
Our Organisational Nature enables us to better understand what it means to be part of the Woodland Trust, empowering us to make an impact, every day. We want you to be able to role model our values; ‘Grow Together’, ‘Focus’, ‘Explore’ and ‘Make it Count’ to ensure each of us plays our part in helping to protect, restore and create our woods and trees.
A full driving licence is essential.
WHAT TO EXPECT BY JOINING A TEAM AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE
There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Joining the team you will be making your contribution to tackling the nature and climate crises. In return, we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday allowance.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At the Woodland Trust, we want to reflect and represent the full richness of diversity in the UK. Fewer of our employees are Black, Asian or minority ethnic; disabled; from lower socio-economic backgrounds or under 25; so we are particularly keen to receive your application if you are from one or more of these groups. We can also discuss anything you may need to achieve your full potential at any stage of the process. We assess your application solely on your demonstrated suitability for the job. Nothing else.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. If you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible