Published: 2nd October 2019

Job Vacancy: Senior Wildlife Ranger with Northumberland County Council

Northumberland County Council are currently recruiting for a Senior Wildlife Ranger to work on their new Coastal Mitigation Service.

Senior Wildlife Ranger (Coastal Mitigation Service)

Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time
Hours per week: 37

An exciting opportunity has arisen to implement and lead the Northumberland Coastal Mitigation Service (CMS). As Senior Wildlife Ranger you will take a strategic approach to tackling recreational impacts on internationally important wildlife sites on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK. With responsibility for managing a Wildlife Ranger and local volunteers, you will undertake a variety of roles, including ornithological monitoring, education and awareness-raising, enforcement, designing solutions for disturbance hotspots, nest protection and control of pirri-pirri bur within dune grasslands. There will also be opportunities to develop habitat management and creation projects.

Effective public engagement is key to the success of this project and, as well as engaging with people on the coast, you will be responsible for developing a compelling social media presence, telling the fascinating story of coastal wildlife through the seasons and increasing public appreciation of and support for it.

We are searching for a candidate who combines an excellent understanding of ecological issues and a deep commitment to nature conservation with the tact, diplomacy and assertiveness to influence people’s behaviour, pursuing enforcement action when required. You will have experience of ecological survey work, habitat and access management and public engagement, and will have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

This challenging role is an exciting opportunity to shape and lead an important initiative to conserve valuable wintering and breeding bird populations and dune grasslands, in a stunning location. Frequent weekend working will be required, as well as access to a car for work purposes.

We are offering:
– A starting salary of £27,905 per annum (Band 7)
– Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
– A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
– Flexible working arrangements

For further information about this vacancy, please contact David Feige on 01670 622653 for an informal discussion.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07770975678 or

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please

To view the Job Description and Personal Specification please click here

Closing date 7 October 2019 at midnight

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 October 2019