Conservation Ranger

Location: Woburn Forest Village - Bedfordshire

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: circa £18,000 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 29 May 2018

Conservation Ranger

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


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.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


In this role, you will maintain the Village’s grounds in accordance with the department’s Forest Management Plan, Standards of Performance and Health and Safety documents, as directed by Senior Forest Rangers and the Grounds Services Manager.

Other responsibilities will include general landscape maintenance and assisting the forestry team with the management of mature woodland areas.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, hardworking and have the ability to work alone and as part of a team.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication and customer service skills as you will liaise with guests on a day to day basis.

You must be prepared to attend for additional duties during periods of adverse weather conditions. 


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days 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 may include working weekends, bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis.


Essential requirements:

  • Full UK driving licence
  • A wide knowledge of wildlife and natural history, ideally with a specific personal interest in one study group

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience of nature interpretation is preferred but not essential
  • Previous experience of using agricultural, forestry and horticultural machinery
  • Certified competency in use of pesticides PA1 & 6a

Closing date:  29 May 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 4 June 2018

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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