Ranger Services Manager


£33,322 - £41,856 per annum, plus flexible benefits


Holyfield Hall Farm (EN9 2EG)

Type of position:


A fantastic opportunity to manage and shape the green spaces of Lee Valley Regional Park.

The award-winning Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin. The park provides a unique 'natural' corridor on London’s doorstep and provides a vital refuge for wildlife. It contains a variety of landscapes and open spaces to enjoy, from industrial heritage sites and nature reserves, to a 1,000 acre country park and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the Lee Valley Regional Park has something to offer everyone.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic countryside professional to join our Open Spaces Team as one of two Ranger Services Managers.

Responsibilities of the post include:

  • To ensure delivery of a first-class level of service, including establishing and maintaining good relations with visitors through effective communication both in person and via green spaces employees

  • To ensure delivery of agreed standards and service levels in all areas

  • To deliver Green Flag and London in Bloom acreditation awards

  • To monitor and manage the use of the park by visitors, patrol designated sites and provide assistance to Park visitors, including responding to any on-site emergencies and ensuring compliance with park Byelaws

  • To assess and act upon visitor feedback through a range of community engagement forums

  • To work with the Bio-diversity team to ensure delivery of the Authority’s Biodiversity Action Plan

  • To work with the events team on the pre and post production of major park events and develop and deliver an events programme, including small community events and to deliver events and presentations outside normal working hours to external groups and to attend other forums and community meetings

  • To develop and deliver education programmes in co-operation with the Youth and Schools team including guided walks and talks

  • To represent the Authority at community groups

  • To engage with stake holders on adjoining land holdings, regarding development and management issues, i.e., Canals and Rivers Trust, Environment Agency, Natural England, neighbouring councils and Network Rail

  • To represent the Authority on Members Visits and provide feedback for park wide development and issues to members

  • To ensure that the Authority’s Health & Safety regulations are met by all visitors to the park

You will need to have proven experience of working in a parks/countryside environment along with a good working knowledge of conservation and habitat management, plus a recognised post-A level qualification e.g. Project Management and IOSSH Managing Safely. Experience of working with volunteers and community engagement activities would be highly desirable.

A full driving licence is essential and successful applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate from the Criminal Records Bureau, for which assistance will be given.

If you feel that you have the right blend of skills for this role please complete an application form (download from the link below) and return it to jobs@leevalleypark.org.uk.

Closing date: 3 December 2021

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date,
you should assume you have been unsuccessful

  • We are an equal opportunities employer

  • We reserve the right to amend the closing date of this advert

  • No agencies please