Specialist Advisor – Countryside Ranger

Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils


Salary: £28,273 – £36,648 pa (dependent upon experience and qualifications)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Based: Lewes and Eastbourne

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a busy, friendly, and professional team within the
Green Consultancy department of Lewes and Eastbourne Council’s, within the Regulatory and Place

We are looking to recruit an experienced land manager to help deliver a wide range of habitat
management and engagement activities across the council’s estate. You would engage with
volunteer groups and organise and arrange habitat management activities and work schedules to
maintain and enhance the council’s nature sites for biodiversity. You will advise and assist
with ecological improvements, conservation and environmental issues, nature conservation
projects, write and implement management plans, and engagement activities across both Lewes and
Eastbourne councils.

With a background in practical conservation and a desire to enhance green infrastructure, you
will develop and promote partnerships to deliver ecological and biodiversity conservation
improvements, as well as providing advice regarding the Council’s duties in relation to the
management of its land, nature reserves, SSSI’s, and other designated sites. You will be
required to write and revise site management plans, looking longer term at key aims and
objectives for biodiversity.

You will be required to have obtained a qualification in ecology, conservation management, or
other relevant field, and hold solid experience with engagement and land management.


  • A relevant post A-Level qualification and/or three years’ experience in a similar role in
    land management, conservation management, or a related subject
  • Countryside/land management experience
  • Good understanding & demonstrable experience in working with landowners and/or other
    stakeholders towards conservation outcomes.
  • A working knowledge of current and evolving wildlife policy and legislation
  • Experience with project management and contractor management
  • Knowledge and ability to apply for funding/grants.
  • Coordination skills – the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Experience working within the community and supporting volunteers.
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Enthusiasm for ecology and the environment in the UK
  • Habitat and botanical identification skills
  • An organised approach to work, flexibility as weekend and evening hours may be required
  • A high level of motivation

A full driving license and access to your own transport

The authority has moved to home working and therefore the role will involve home working
combined with site visits.

For further information about the role including details on how to apply, please click on the
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Closing date for receipt of applications: Midday,
th February 2024.

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