Opportunities to become a Highland Ranger

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Opportunities are now available to join Highland Council's Access Rangers for Summer 2022 including posts in north, west and south Skye.

At yesterday's HC Tourism committee the convener, members and officials unanimously agreed that the introduction of a ranger service in 2021 in Highland was an outstanding success  particularly with the significant extensive engagement with visitors.

Would you like play your part this year?

Read more here.

Can you encourage people to act responsibly in the outdoors?

We are looking for people to act as the eyes & ears for various Council services and to work in co-operation with other organisations, landowners and communities. The job will cover sites owned and/or managed by the Council and other partners, to promote the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and to contribute to the Visitor Management Plan in response to the expected high visitor pressure as we emerge from the Covid 19 lockdown.

The key role is working with visitors & residents providing on hand communication and advice; talking with people in clear, positive and persuasive ways to encourage responsible outdoor access. You will work weekends and some evenings within a 35 hours working week. This will involve working on your own, or in a small team, as well as working with partner organisations and their ranger teams. A vehicle will be provided for patrolling the assigned area only, but there will be no office base. Post holders need to be adaptable and flexible within the job description as we need to be reactive to changes in visitor use through the season.

We require Rangers in the following areas with the start date (which may be subject to change);
• 28th March - Durness, Storr 
• 25th April- Caithness, South Skye, North Skye, Loch Ness, Black Isle, Gairloch
• 6th June- West Skye, Lochaber, North Sutherland, East Ross & Sutherland

Please state on the form which area(s) of Highland you are interested in applying for.
We will be recruiting for Site Wardens at a later date for Chanonry Point, Storr, Durness, Arisaig to also start in June.

Prior to confirming appointment, we will require successful candidates to become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

Please APPLY ONLINE at www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/highland-council/jobs quoting HGH121115, HGH121118, HGH121122 as appropriate. 
If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support HR Hub C&L Tel: 01349 868640 (24 hour voicemail) quoting the post reference number above


Skye & Lochalsh Environment Forum, Tigh a Chiobair, Ord, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV44 8RN

Skye and Lochalsh Environment Forum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC040820).

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