Estate Ranger

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Full time: 42.5 hours per week

We are looking to recruit an Estate Ranger to join our busy but small team working in 200 acres
of an historic Cornish Estate. This is an exciting opportunity for either a newly qualified or
experienced countryside worker to join the team at one of Cornwall’s premier visitor

You will be working with others to look after a mostly native woodland area.

Carrying out practical land management. Maintaining fences, hedges, tracks and pathways.

Assisting with Livestock and regenerative grazing systems.

Developing wildlife habitats and biodiversity within the estate.

Helping on events and engaging with visitors to give them the best experience during their

The role will require a high level of commitment, enthusiasm and flexibility as some unsociable
and weekend working will be required.

To be considered for this post it is essential that candidates have relevant
qualifications in or extensive experience of:

  • Tractor driving and using a range of tractor mounted equipment
  • Operating chainsaws and brush cutters
  • Practical land management
  • Good knowledge of ecological principles and UK habitats
  • Good communication skills at all levels.
  • Full driving licence.

 In addition to the above, candidates will preferably also have:

  • Livestock experience (desirable but not essential)
  • Fencing and gate hanging.
  • Tree climbing and aerial rescue certificates
  • Basic machinery maintenance knowledge
  • An understanding of traditional woodland management
  • Enjoy working outdoors throughout the year
  • Visitor engagement/events 

In return you will be rewarded with:

  • Staff benefit scheme including free family entry to Eden and Heligan during employment and
    discounts on local attractions
  • Free Parking
  • Sociable hours with no shift work
  • Discounts on retail within the Gardens and any associated companies
  • Discounted staff meals within our tearoom.

How to apply

Please send your CV along with a personal statement (no more than 1 side of A4) to [email protected] where you will show
where you meet the requirements set out and explain why you would be
great in this role.

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