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Description: Country side rangers take care of the land, facilities and ecology of land to which the public have access. The Ranger will work with the public accessing the land.
Salary: £16000.00 to £30000.00
Hours: 37 hours a week but there may be weekend and evening work.
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Description: Rural Estate Agents provide practical and strategic knowledge to a range of clients involved in buying and selling rural land and property. They can work across a number of areas or specialise including: agricultural, valuation, forestry, residential, commercial. They advise the seller and arrange for the sale of the property, and ultimately negotiate between the seller and buyer.
Salary: £20000.00 to £45000.00 average per year
Hours: 8.30 – 5.30 Monday –Friday.
Description: Farm secretaries are responsible for the day-to-day running of the business side of farms.
Salary: £16000.00 to £37000.00 average per year
Hours: 30 to 40 per week
Description: Rural surveyors value the assets of farms and estates, advise clients on legal and tax issues, and plan and develop land use.
Salary: £20000.00 to £45000.00 per year
Hours: Variable
Description: Rural practice surveyors etc. provide practical and strategic knowledge to a range of clients involved in rural land and property. They can work across a number of areas or specialise including: • agriculture • professional services e.g. valuation • forestry • estate/property management. Some of the work relates to estate management and professional consultancy and alternative job titles include land agent, forester, environmental consultant and property manager.
Salary: £20000.00 to £45000.00 average per year
Hours: 0830 to 1730, Monday to Friday
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Countryside Ranger

Description: Country side rangers take care of the land, facilities and ecology of land to which the public have access. The Ranger will work with the public accessing the land.
Salary: £16000.00 to £30000.00
Hours: 37 hours a week but there may be weekend and evening work.

Entry Requirements

A qualification in countryside management or conservation is advisable. But there are also apprenticeships available. Volunteer work with a conservation charity or similar also demonstrates a genuine interest in the work. You could work your way up from an assistant to a ranger. You will need to be physically fit. A driving license is usually required.

Skills Required

  • Team work
  • Ability to use tools and equipment
  • Practical skills
  • Communication
  • Leadership

Typical Day

  • Using machinery
  • Planting trees
  • Tidying undergrowth
  • Repairing pathways
  • Using machinery, i.e. chainsaws
  • Guiding and leading groups of people, possibly on educational visits
  • Working with the public
  • Balancing the needs of conservation with public access
  • Promoting use of the land
  • Keeping records, planning and monitoring the biodiversity.

Working Hours, Patterns and Environment

Outdoors most of the time in all weathers. You will also have an office for admin work. You may be working on your own or in a team.

Career Path

You may become a head ranger or warden of a significant piece of public land. You could specialise in forestry, coastal management or wildlife conservation.

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Katrina Robb

A really rewarding industry

“It’s important to keep rural jobs going. There are not that many (farrier) apprentices being trained in Scotland, so it would be good to encourage more people to do the job.”
Katrina Robb , Farrier
Stuart Lowe

No such thing as an average day

“There’s no such thing as an average day. It can be anything from ploughing to driving in the grain or repairing dykes and fencing. That’s what keeps it interesting.”
Stuart Lowe , Agricultural Contractor