Ranger at Abberton Reservoir

Ranger at Abberton Reservoir

Closing date:
Salary: £24,646.87 per annum
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
We have an opportunity for a passionate Ranger to join us at our idyllic Nature Discovery Park on the Abberton Reservoir near Colchester.
The team at Abberton

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and passionate Ranger to join us at our idyllic Nature Discovery Park on the Abberton Reservoir near the village of Layer de la Haye, Colchester.

The reservoir is important for its breeding cormorants, wintering and moulting waterfowl and migrating birds. It is an internationally important wetland, designated as a Ramsar site, Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Area. The Trust’s discovery park is an excellent location for avid bird watchers with picturesque views over the reservoir. 

The Ranger plays a vital role in the management of the site, conducting and coordinating targeted wildlife recording and monitoring together with health and safety surveys including tree inspections and deer impact surveys, working closely with Essex & Suffolk Water in the conservation management work.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about nature and conducting positive habitat management to enhance conditions for wildlife. We are looking for a self-motivated person who enjoys engaging with the public and can work as part of a small team to deliver optimum management of the reserve for its wildlife value and visitor experience.

The position is a permanent role working 37.5 hours per week between Monday and Sunday (five out of seven days) including alternative weekends.
Essex Wildlife Trust are the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature; and we would love you to join our committed and enthusiastic team. Our values are Inspiring, Collaborative, United and Professional.

Essex Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all children and young people. Therefore, the successful applicant for this position will be subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this position if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. 

Please apply by 9:00am on Thursday 11 August 2022. The interviews are arranged for Wednesday 24 August 2022.