Forest Ranger

Location: Longleat Forest Village - Wiltshire

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £9.70 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 18 May 2021

Forest Ranger

Imagine stepping away from the desk and having 400 acres of beautiful forest as your office? The Grounds Services team is responsible for managing and maintaining the forest landscape at each of our villages, including wildlife and biodiversity surveys. Our expert teams are extremely passionate about the natural environment at Center Parcs, which our guests love to see.


In this role, you will support the Grounds Services Manager in the effective management and supervision of the development in accordance with Company and legislative requirements.

You will actively promote conservation aspects, support the Senior Forest Rangers with key tasks and help develop and maintain an effective working team.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that all equipment is maintained in a safe working condition
  • Maintenance of ornamental landscaping, weeding, pruning and bark mulching
  • Maintenance of interior landscaping as required
  • Grass management
  • Forestry work; including thinning operation and habitat creation
  • Waterway management

Please note that this role will involve working outdoors during periods of adverse weather conditions.


You will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis.

You may also be required to participate in the department’s call-out rota as required.


Essential requirements:

  • An NVQ Level 2 qualification in a horticultural or forestry discipline
  • PA1 and PA6 qualifications
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Desirable requirements:

  • A good knowledge of natural history
  • Previous experience within the horticultural or forestry profession at a craftsman level would be an advantage


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Staff bonus scheme
  • Reward & recognition scheme
  • Free use of on-site leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
  • An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 18 May 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 24 May 2021

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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