We are hiring – Countryside Ranger Apprentice

An exciting opportunity to work with the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust to develop the key competencies required for a successful career in conservation. Working with a highly experienced team across the Pebblebed Heaths and Otter Estuary nature reserves, the apprentice will carry out a range of work to develop their knowledge in the sector.

Covering both internationally significant heathland, and newly created intertidal wetland, these reserves provide an ideal location to learn about the ecology and management of diverse habitats and wildlife. The Countryside Ranger Apprentice will support and complete tasks as agreed by the Reserves Manager and Rangers, including habitat management, infrastructure maintenance, ecological monitoring, and visitor engagement.

This role is aimed at supporting someone from the local area in progressing a career in conservation. The apprentice is expected to complete the Level 4 Countryside Ranger Apprenticeship Standard through Bridgewater & Taunton College by the end of the appointment.

Full details of the role and how to apply can be found here Countryside Ranger Apprentice – Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk)

All applications must be made through the gov website above, please do not send applications to Clinton Devon Estates or the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust.

There is more information on the Level 4 Countryside Ranger college course here Countryside Ranger Apprenticeship Level 4 – Bridgwater & Taunton College (btc.ac.uk)

There is an upcoming open evening that the Cannington Campus where the course is taught on Wednesday 24 April – 18:00 – 20:00 – register here


This role has been made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.