Environment Ranger (Forestry and Land Scotland)

Can you contribute to the protection and restoration of globally threatened habitats?

It’s an exciting time to join us as everything we do will play a key role in delivering the biodiversity and climate change objectives for Scotland. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, practical, motivated field ecologist to join the Planning and Environment team in our West Region, to help deliver a range of environmental objectives. Working within a supportive wider team of 3 other Environment Rangers, 2 Area Ecologists and 2 Environment Advisors you will play a key role in scoping, assessing and mitigating operational forestry work to ensure protection and enhancement of priority habitats, protected species and designated sites.  Surveying and monitoring of restoration sites will also be a major feature of your work, covering some of the richest Scottish Rainforest areas, Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites and Peatland, plus some iconic species including beaver and eagles.

We live and work in a spectacular part of the country, often with great access to outdoor activities, but never that far from major towns either. You can find out more about where we live and work on our website.

Working at Forestry and Land Scotland is all about ‘People, Pride and Purpose.’ Join us and take pride in helping look after something incredibly valuable to the people of Scotland and its visitors – Scotland’s national forests and land.

We’re proud of our people. At FLS, you’ll work with over a thousand talented, innovative, and committed people who enjoy a range of flexible working options. You’ll work in a role with a clear purpose to spearhead the fight against climate change in Scotland, support the economy, protect and enhance the environment, and bringing increased positive benefits to the people of Scotland.

If this role is of interest to you, please see the job description and success profiles for full details of the role.

Send us your CV and a supporting statement for this role (we have provided a copy of a CV template to assist you).

The recruiting panel will review CVs week commencing 30 January, with interviews aiming to take place in early February. These will be carried out Face to Face although Microsoft Teams is also available if required.