Woodland Ranger

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £23,595 - £24,913 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Drum Castle

This role will provide support in the delivery of woodland management operations and access requirements across the National Trust for Scotland properties in North East Scotland. Working within the North East Ranger Service, this role will support delivery of woodland management, public engagement and education sessions, and estate maintenance.
The primary objective of this role is to contribute to the establishment of a small tree nursery at Drum Castle Garden & Estate, to produce the future cohort of local oak seedlings to support the regeneration and replanting of woodlands severely damaged by Storm Arwen. This operation will also augment natural recruitment of oak seedlings within the Old Wood of Drum Site of Special Scientific Interest, an ancient oak wood pasture. This woodland is highly valued for its cultural and historical significance, as well as its ecological features of veteran and ancient oak trees and the associated flora, fauna and ecological community it supports.
This role will also be part of delivery of engagement and education sessions as part of the North East Rangers engagement programme. There will be opportunity to support woodland monitoring, and the maintenance and repair of trails and countryside visitor structures across North East Trust properties as outlined by the North East Ranger Service maintenance programme. This could include working with, and, with training, leading community and volunteer work parties supporting woodland management and estate trails and structures maintenance.

Application Deadline: Sunday 27/08/2023