National Landscape Lead Ranger

GRADE 8 (scp 20-24) £30,296 - £33,024
Permanent Full Time


If you revel in outdoor work and are passionate about conserving protected landscapes for local communities and visitors alike, you’re exactly who we’re seeking.

As our National Landscape Lead Ranger, you’ll play a pivotal leadership role maintaining, conserving and restoring the beautiful landscape of Chichester Harbour.

The role changes with the seasons providing varied challenges and priorities throughout the year.  You’ll lead the Ranger team, working on practical conservation projects and activities; bramble clearance, tree planting, nature regeneration and site restoration initiatives.  You and your team will manage and maintain access to footpaths and cycle routes as well as numerous sites and assets throughout the landscape.

You will engage and lead an enthusiastic and passionate group of volunteers, tackling a variety of projects and collaborating with various partners on nature regeneration ventures.

The National Landscape Lead Ranger role offers a fantastic blend of land-based with occasional water-based work, ensuring a diverse, challenging and hugely rewarding experience in the beautiful and unique Chichester Harbour.

About Us

Chichester Harbour National Landscape is one of the most important sites for wildlife in the UK. It’s also an active harbour for water users.  Our focus revolves around protecting and regenerating nature while fostering recreation and leisure opportunities. At the heart of our endeavour is the commitment to ensure Chichester Harbour remains a haven for wildlife and a special destination for generations to come.

About You

You will be:

  • Experienced in leading teams that manage varied landscape projects and initiatives.
  • Able to demonstrate how you proactively develop and deliver a programme of work to tackle the priorities and projects of a protected landscape as well as respond to urgent work requests.
  • Highly proficient in the safe operation and maintenance of relevant machinery and equipment.
  • Keen  to learn and integrate into our enthusiastic, dedicated team.

Working with Us

Working with us you’ll benefit from the Local Government Pension Scheme and an annual leave allowance of 32 days increasing to 35 days after 1 year (including bank holidays).  More than just a job, this role offers the opportunity to work amidst the stunning setting of Chichester Harbour, alongside a supportive and passionate team committed to the preservation and enhancement of a special National Landscape. Support for relocation may be available.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 22nd July 2024.

See full details of the role in the job description.

Please apply using the Chichester Harbour Conservancy Application Form.

Send your completed application form to

For any enquiries about the role please contact Ross Jones on 01243 512301



Closing date: Monday 22nd July 2024 09:00am

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