Estate Ranger

Estate Ranger

We are looking for an Estate Ranger to provide a high level of professional land maintenance services for the safety and wellbeing of the Sanctuary’s staff, horses and ponies.

Key Responsibilities:

Working across all Sanctuary sites:

  • Carry out all routine countryside management tasks such as tractor driving and safe use of its attachments for moving and relocate hay bales, collecting and emptying muck trailers for grooms etc.
  • Carry out local weed spraying with the use of a backpack sprayer
  • Chainsaw working for fallen trees and ground clearance works including basic maintenance tasks
  • Strimmer/Hedge Cutting/Mowers/Leaf blowing collection works
  • Fencing repairs and new installations
  • Repairing and replacing gates and posts
  • Hedgerow management
  • Digger/dumper plant driving
  • Wildlife enhancement projects
  • Receive instruction and breakage notifications and assess whether further authority is required from the line manager
  • Review all areas during the course of operations and identify and resolve minor issues before they develop
  • Identify and make safe any unsafe situations
  • Source required materials when required using best value principles
  • Source most competitive quotations for any contracted works as requested
  • Perform regular safety checklists and maintain Health & Safety documentation
  • Self-assess risks involved in the course of the work and seek further clarification if unsure
  • Manage projects when required
  • Comply with any other reasonable instructions from line manager or Senior Management

We would welcome applications if you have:


  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Countryside Management Diploma or demonstrable experience
  • PA1 & PA6 spraying qualification
  • CS30 chainsaw qualification
  • Good level of fitness for a physical role
  • Ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • Experience of managing workload, sourcing materials and planning works
  • Health & Safety trained or willingness to receive further training
  • Full UK driving licence

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS check.

Salary:- £22,678 to £25,333
Please apply with a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter by Friday 17th March
Salary: £22,678.00-£25,333.00 per year

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