Sector Ranger - Tenders Global

Sector Ranger

Dartmoor National Park Authority

About Us

Dartmoor National Park Authority works in partnership with local and national stakeholders to
conserve and enhance Dartmoor as a vibrant, living, working landscape and community teeming
with natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.

We promote opportunities for the public to understand and enjoy the special qualities of
Dartmoor National Park, whilst also promoting the economic and social wellbeing of local

We are now looking for a Sector Ranger to join us on a full-time, permanent basis, working 37
hours per week.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £32,076 – £36,648 per annum
  • Weekend / Bank Holiday Allowances
  • Generous annual leave and flexitime policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to work vehicle
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Beautiful office locations at Parke and Princetown
  • Discounts at National Park Visitor Centres and Car Parks

This is a terrific opportunity for a Ranger with experience in countryside, access, recreation
and visitor management to join our renowned organisation.

You’ll have the chance to work in a stunning location, steeped in rich history and surrounded
by breathtaking forests, rivers, wetlands and tors.

Plus, with a great array of benefits to cover your personal and professional wellbeing from
finance and flexitime policies to discounts and generous annual leave, this is the perfect role
for now and the future.

So, if you want to help us conserve and enhance the wonderful heritage and landscape of this
beautiful corner of the world, then apply today.

The Role

As a Sector Ranger, you will work across the North of Dartmoor, acting as an ambassador and
ensuring everyone has access to and can look after and use the National Park through the
management of the Rights of Way network. A strong practical ability will be essential.

Undertaking visitor management and engagement, you will patrol common and access land,
providing advice and assistance to the public and, where appropriate, enforcing relevant

You will also contribute to and support activities that promote the special qualities of the
National Park through guided walks and talks programmes, Youth Rangers, educational visits and
by representing the Authority at events, shows and Parish Councils.

Additionally, you will:

  • Promote the work of the Authority with the local community and visitors
  • Organise contractors and volunteers
  • Recruit and manage Voluntary Wardens and volunteers
  • Provide a point of contact and assist management of larger recreational events
  • Manage public rights of way and access land

About You

To be considered as a Sector Ranger, you will need:

  • Experience in countryside, access, recreation and visitor management
  • Experience of Ranger duties
  • Experience of managing and co-ordinating volunteers
  • Experience using strimmers, chainsaws and handheld power tools
  • Knowledge of countryside access legislation and countryside law
  • Familiarity with Dartmoor and local geography
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in IT
  • A degree, professional qualification or substantial experience in Countryside Management (or
    similar relevant subject)
  • A full, valid driving licence

Please note, this role requires weekend and bank holiday work, as per the rota which covers
seven days per week. There will also be a requirement to work occasional evenings (e.g. for
attendance at Parish Council meetings).

Closing date: 02 February 2024

Interview date: 21 February 2024 (to be held in Princetown)

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

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