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Geopark Ranger Job Opportunity

Tuesday June 22nd 2021

Job Opportunity – North West Highland Geopark Ranger

Starting immediately, full time to October 31st 2021

Durness Community Council area

With the support of Nature Scot, through the Better Places Green Recovery Fund, the Geopark is able to offer a paid opportunity for a Durness Geopark Ranger. The Geopark ranger will welcome and engage with visitors in the Durness Community Council area. This is an important opportunity for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to work closely with the Geopark Manager, local crofters and residents, and to welcome visitors to Durness. The ranger will provide advice to visitors, promoting the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and the UNESCO Global Geopark’s work and ethos, and help visitors make more responsible choices.

Specific duties:

  • Undertake training in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code
  • Complete risk assessments and health and safety policies before starting work
  • Communicate and engage with visitors to promote and encourage responsible access, camping and parking – in accordance with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC) Guidance and particularly the ‘leave no trace’ ethos
  • Gather evidence, including a visitor survey, and report on key visitor management issues within the Durness Community Council area
  • Follow H&S procedures and policies at all times including Covid 19 guidance
  • Promote the work of the Geopark, encouraging donations, membership and engagement
  • Help deliver events such as local beach cleans

For further information and to apply, please contact Laura Hamlet at manager@nwhgeopark.com