Coastal Ranger (Chelmsford City Council)

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Grade 5 - £25,329 to £27,717 per annum


37 Hours Per Week

Closing date: 

Thursday, 1 June, 2023 - 17:15

Interview date: 


Please note this role is part of an Essex wide partnership project and will require the successful applicants to travel to and from various coastal locations throughout Essex.

his is an exciting opportunity to join Bird Aware Essex, a cross county project, engaging with local communities, visitors, schools and recreational users of the Essex coastline, protecting the internationally important bird life that rely on its estuaries and coastal habitats

Bird Aware Essex is a partnership project that raises awareness and understanding of the overwintering and breeding birds on the Essex coast while encouraging all visitors to enjoy the coast responsibly, sharing our shores with wildlife. We work on the coastline covering all 10 Designated Habitat Sites, from the Thames Estuary in the South up to the Stour Estuary in the North.

We are a partnership made up of twelve local councils, Essex County Council, Natural England, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Essex Wildlife Trust. For more information about Bird Aware Essex view our website

We are seeking highly motivated and organised individuals that have excellent communication and engagement skills to join the Bird Aware Essex Team.

Working across the Essex coastline you will be experienced in communicating and engaging with a wide range of people, bringing a passion for conservation and inspiring positive behavioural change, to reduce the impacts of recreational disturbance to coastal birds and their habitats.

The successful applicant will provide an on-the-ground ranger service, undertaking patrols along the coast and delivering a varied programme of engagement activities and events, promoting awareness and understanding of the effects of human disturbance on coastal birds. Therefore, experience of delivering engagement activities and of leading the planning and delivery of events to the public and volunteers is essential.

The post-holder will have a proven ability in building effective partnerships, working positively with a variety of stakeholders and partners to deliver a coastal code and habitat protection initiatives.

Strong team players who are also able to work on their own is sought. The successful candidates will be capable working in a physically active environment, you will be working in challenging conditions through all weathers so a passion for the great outdoors and wildlife is essential.

A full clean driving licence and access to own transport is essential as the role will involve regular travel to sites along the Essex coast between Thurrock and Manningtree.

Interviews are currently scheduled for the week commencing 5th June.

As part of our accreditation with Essex Family Friendly Employers Charter, this full-time role can be offered on a job share or part-time basis, providing we are able to recruit to the remaining hours. Should this be of interest to you please state so in your personal statement. Further information on the family friendly charter can be found:

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with Disclosure and Barring Service process.

To view further details for this role including a job description, please click the link on the attachments section.


Last updated on: 22/05/2023 - 09:27