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Community Ranger

Reference number: A1040719

Location: Inverness-shire

Set in a vast landscape of ice-hewn mountains, spectacular pinewoods, tranquil lochs, and wild, rushing rivers, Cairngorms Connect is the largest habitat restoration partnership in Britain. Cairngorms Connect has bold plans to make this inspiring place better for wildlife, and better for those who take joy from the wildlife and beauty of this extraordinary place. The project will expand the Caledonian pine forest to its natural limit, reinstate drained wetlands, naturalise rivers and restore huge tracts of peatland, to create an amazing place for nature - a home to eagles, wildcats, pine martens, ospreys, black grouse, ptarmigan, otters and curlews.

We are looking for a people person, someone with bags of enthusiasm who can lead our community activities in and around the stunningly spectacular Cairngorms Connect area. Working with partners, staff and volunteers you will engage and inspire people about the work of Cairngorms Connect. You must have the ability to work either alone or as part of a small busy team.
An excellent communicator, you will have a proven record of writing for social and traditional media. An instinctive and innovative people person you will liaise with colleagues, partners and volunteers to run activities and events both on the reserve and in the local area.
Your own personal development will be an important part of your objectives in this role and the diversity and size of the estate and work programme provides plenty of opportunity. This opportunity offers the successful applicant the opportunity to develop the community engagement strategy around several key projects, including important case work and reserve based projects.
The RSPB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the appropriate safeguarding checks upon appointment.
4 year contract until December 2023, some weekend working will be required averaging 37.5 hours per week over the duration of the contract.

This is a Partnership project involving Wildland Limited, Scottish Natural Heritage, RSPB Scotland & Forest Enterprise Scotland, with funding from The Endangered Landscape Programme and other partners.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed Term

Closing date: 7 August 2019

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A1040719 on your application.

Role Profile (Word 140Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Job information pack (PDF 750Kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Application details (Word 31Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Karen Birkby
01540 661518

Send application details to
Pip Wiggins
RSPB Scotland, North Scotland Regional Office, Etive House, Beechwood Park, Inverness, IV2 3BW, 01479 812260