The NNR Ranger will be responsible for the day to day management of the Field Studies Council Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve (NNR) and Centre grounds. They will be responsible for ecological conservation and presentation, visitor access and health & safety, events and education visits.

This is essentially an active role and will require the job holder to be able to carry out duties associated with nature reserve management & maintenance work, including manual handling e.g. moving and operating equipment and tools.

What you’ll be doing

No two days will be the same, working with Centre and specialist staff, volunteers and partners you will lead the delivery of conservation work on the National Nature Reserve.

Planning and leading practical conservation and ecological monitoring with volunteers on the stunning South Devon Coastline.

Delivering outdoor experiences inspiring visitors, schools and universities.

Championing the NNR within the wider Centre team providing outdoor learning.

Presenting reports to stakeholder meetings, both writing reports and working with specialists to inform the management of a complex NNR.

Maintaining equipment and doing safety inspections.

We are looking for

An individual who is passionate about nature and the value of education to support conservation. You will have the practical skills and initiative to work independently as well as part of a wider team to plan and complete projects. Confident to communicate with a wide range of audience including volunteers, partners and universities.

We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates prior to the closing date and close the vacancy once a suitable candidate has been found.