Forest Ranger

Location: Elveden Forest Village - Suffolk

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa £19,300 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 24 July 2018

Forest 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


We are looking to recruit a Forest Ranger to join our Grounds Services team.

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. 

You will need to be fully flexible to work a range of shifts across 7 days a week.

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

Closing date:  24 July 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 23 July 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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