Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £25,603 - £27,318 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Isle of Canna

The role of the Ranger will combine responsibilities on nature conservation, visitor services, learning and community engagement and contribute to the delivery of the National Trust for Scotland’s conservation and operational objectives on the Isle of Canna.
The Isle of Canna is one of a group of islands known as the Small Isles situated 19 miles off the coast of the nearest mainland port of Mallaig, Western Scotland and is owned and managed within the Trust’s Highland & Islands regional portfolio. The island is unique in both its natural and cultural heritage, welcoming approximately 10,000 visitors per year to explore and experience its rich archaeological sites, marine environment, wildlife, and cultural and natural history.

The Canna Ranger role offers a unique opportunity within a vibrant community and is positioned to provide an ‘on the ground’ support function to the island and carry out specific surveys and monitoring to safeguard the island natural culture in alignment with the Trust’s conservation plans.

Overall, this will be in pursuit of the following outcomes for and with the natural heritage cared for by the National Trust for Scotland:

• Visitors and learning: Enable more people to experience cultural and natural heritage more often, get more out of it & put more back into it.

• Habitats: Protect the landscapes in our care and associated marine habitats as part of ecologically healthy habitat networks where natural processes predominate and help combat climate change.

• Our voice: Use evidence and practice from our natural heritage properties to support our voice in advocating for natural heritage.

• Communities: Work with communities living on or close to our land or with an interest in our land so that they collaborate with us to help achieve our natural heritage outcomes.

• Built heritage: Protect the built and archaeological heritage in our care and use them to help us explain the “habitats” outcome and achieve the “visitors” outcome.

Application Deadline: Sunday 11/02/2024