Nature Recovery Ranger

  • Fixed contract
  • Full time
  • Cheddar, Somerset
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • June 30, 2022
  • £20,043 - £22,129

Nature Recovery Ranger

One year fixed term contract.

The Mendip Hills AONB Service works to conserve and enhance the nationally designated landscape. The Service produces and guides the delivery of the statutory management plan, comments on planning applications, runs projects and is assisted by volunteers. Nature recovery is providing a focus for much of our work now, guided by a Nature Recovery Plan for the AONB.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

The Nature Recovery Ranger will support the AONB Service to identify and undertake tasks delivering the objectives from the Nature Recovery Plan. 50% of the role will focus on the North Somerset Council section of the AONB while the rest of the time will cover other areas of the AONB, North Somerset Council are providing 50% of the funding for this role.

The role will work with AONB staff, landowners and other organisations to plan and deliver nature recovery tasks, some will include volunteers. These tasks will include tree and hedgerow planting, pond restoration, grassland enrichment, wetland creation and reptile over-wintering sites. You will help the AONB Project Development Officer plan nature recovery opportunities to engage AONB communities.


A few things about you

You will have experience of a range of practical countryside management tasks, surveying and working with volunteers alongside knowledge of current countryside management issues. You’ll understand relevant health & safety with regard to working with volunteers. You’ll have the ability to communicate confidently and with enthusiasm to a wide variety of people. Able to work alone as well as part of a team. 5 GCSE’s at C grade or above including Maths & English. Vocational / higher education qualification in relevant subject, such as countryside management, or considerable knowledge gained from practical experience in countryside / rural skills.

Additional information

From 1 April 2023 the County and District councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority – Somerset Council. It’s a genuinely exciting time to join us as we work together with the four district councils to deliver the new council for Somerset.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Jim Hardcastle on 01761 462338.

The salary for this role is £20,043 – £22,129 per annum.

Interview date 15 July 2022


Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a car or bicycle for work
• Staff benefit scheme offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits, holidays, gym membership and more.

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    £20,043 - £22,129
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