This is an exciting opportunity for a full time permanent Ranger to join the team in a position which demands care, focus and dedication. This role will commence late February/early March. 

As a Ranger you will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the inner group of islands. You will organise and delegate the monitoring during the breeding season including cliff counts, nest counts and a puffin census. With support from the Area Ranger, you will lead a team of Assistant Rangers. You will have previous experience of and be responsible for implementing our management plan on the ground, delegating habitat management and biosecurity tasks on the islands and work alongside colleagues to implement wildlife management.

For further information on the site or the role, please contact Harriet Reid, Farne Islands Area Ranger Harriet.Reid@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Please include a cover letter as well as your CV in your application, detailing your relevant experience for this role.

What it's like to work here

The Farnes are an amazing group of Islands, located off the stunning Northumberland Coast. As one of the UK’s most important breeding sites for seabirds, they are inundated with nesting birds during the summer months. Species which breed on the islands include Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Shags and Eider ducks. The Islands are also home to one of the largest Atlantic grey seal colonies in the UK. Every winter the islands are abundant with endearing white seal pups which are born from October to January. There is a wealth of history linking the Farne Islands with early Christianity. Historic buildings include St Cuthbert’s Chapel which dates back to the 14th century. Attracting thousands of visitors, the Islands are an inspiring National Nature Reserve and a valued Northumberland treasure. 

What you'll be doing

The Islands are a diverse, beautiful, and unique place to work, where no two days are the same. As ranger you will lead a team of assistant rangers and organise the research and monitoring of the wildlife as well as, habitat management and visitor engagement. Working and living alongside your team, you will build close relationships with your colleagues, whilst successfully leading and supporting your team. Supported by the Area Ranger, you will have a variety of duties which will include coaching and guiding your team in their work, organising monitoring and research, running the day-to-day operations of the Inner Farne and liaising with outside organisations and stakeholders.  

You will promote the work that we do and connect people to our cause, sharing your knowledge and passion to emphasise the importance of protecting the Farne Islands for the future. Your inspiration and dedication should encourage support and enhance people’s understanding of the significance of the Farne Islands and its wildlife.    

Please also read the attached additional document and role profile. 

Who we're looking for

Our team believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’, but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we are looking for like-minded people to join us.

You’ll need to;

  • Be able to deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the site.
  • Have experience in Leadership as well as coaching abilities.
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors.
  • Have a commitment to visitor engagement and explaining the value of our work.
  • Have a full UK driving license.
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have excellent people skills enabling strong relationships, to create a great place to work and achieve common goals.
  • Be efficient and accurate numeracy and data handling skills.
  • Have practical experience in land, conservation and access management.
  • Be able to work safely, with risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures.
  • Have experience in and working in a similar outdoor setting.
  • Be enthusiastic with a willingness to learn.
  • Be competent with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required
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