South Downs National Park Authority



Location: Central Area Team; Weald and Downland Living Museum, Singleton

Closing Date: 12 November 2023

Interview Date: 23 November 2023

Salary: £30,143 to £32,261

Hours: 37 hours per week

Type of post: Permanent

We are looking for an experienced ranger to join our Central Area Team based in Singleton,
which is responsible for implementing a wide range of countryside management activities.
Enthusiastic and self-motivated, you will work as part of a team to ensure the delivery of the
South Downs Partnership Management Plan and Corporate Plan. You will be involved in developing
projects around landscape, biodiversity, countryside recreation and community involvement.

With a strong working knowledge of countryside management, you must be able to plan, organise
and deliver projects and activities that achieve multiple outcomes across nature recovery,
access for all and climate adaptation. A strong team working ethic and well developed
negotiating and interpersonal skills are also essential to ensure you can work effectively with
colleagues, partners and local communities to deliver organisational outcomes.

You will need to have a degree or equivalent qualification in countryside or rural management
or relevant apprenticeship. Previous experience in this area of work is required, and
familiarity with heathland habitats and their management is highly desirable.

Does this sound like something that interests you? Think you can really add value to the role?
Meet the person specification? Then please apply!

Please note if a second stage interview is required this will be held on 30 November 2023.

To apply: Please select the apply button shown to complete the application and
monitoring form. All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA application form (CV’s will
not be considered) and must reach us by 12 November 2023.

SDNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age.

We operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for disabled applicants.

In all circumstances the SDNPA appoints on merit based on evidence the applicant supplies in
meeting the essential criteria for the post. Further information on our commitment to Equality,
Diversity and Inclusion can be found on our website.

SDNPA Enhanced Benefits

  • Flexible working
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Healthcare – includes cash plan, counselling and wellbeing discounts
  • 27 days’ annual leave, increasing to 30 days, plus bank holidays
  • Professional development support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car sharing
  • Use of pool cars
  • Regular staff events / activities, which support the SDNPA’s Purposes and Duty 

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