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Dorenell Ranger

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Dorenell Visitor Centre (AB54 4EL)
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name EDF Energy
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EDF Renewables is recruiting for someone with a passion for nature and the outdoors to join our Dorenell Wind Farm Ranger Service team, based at the Dorenell Visitor Centre in the Cabrach, Moray. 

Location: Dorenell Visitor Centre (AB54 4EL)

The Ranger Service is a small team that undertakes year-round environmental monitoring on Dorenell Wind Farm alongside a programme of guided walks and events on the Dorenell Waymarked trails and in the wider community. 

As part of this team, you’ll help develop our outdoor education programme, where we aim to encourage people to lead a healthier lifestyle by getting outdoors and connecting with nature, while exploring ways to protect it through practical conservation, sustainable living and renewable energy.

What’s my role and where will I fit in?

Working alongside the Senior Ranger to deliver guided walks and events on the Dorenell Waymarked trails and in the wider communities around the Cabrach and Dufftown

  • You will assist in the development and delivery of an outdoor education programme for schools and groups to promote responsible access, nature connection and the work of EDF Renewables
  • Work with the Senior Ranger to promote the Dorenell Visitor Centre and assist with its day to day running
  • Undertake environmental survey work on Dorenell wind farm including Eagle vantage point surveys, carcass searches and vegetation monitoring
  • Liaising with key stakeholders (NatureScot, RSPB, Moray Council, Forestry Commission Scotland etc.), the wind farm landowner and other landowners, regarding the implementation and management of the Habitat Management Plan

•    Supervise the Golden Eagle tagging and tracking project
•    Preparing annual monitoring reports to demonstrate compliance with the HMP

What you need to be great at this role:

You’ll have a good understanding of outdoor health and safety and have the physical fitness for working outdoors in an upland environment all year round.

Previous experience of working as a countryside Ranger or similar profession with a good understanding of the role of Rangers in the countryside. 

You will enjoy engaging with the public and have experience of working with a diverse range of groups.

You will have experience of wildlife and vegetation monitoring or the willingness to learn new skills.

For this role you may be required to work an occasional weekend and evening and have a full, clean UK driving license

There will be a full Disclosure Scotland check.

Current Senior Ranger at Dorenell says “My role at Dorenell allows me to be monitoring habitats and looking for Golden Eagles one day then out engaging with the public the next. I’m passionate about connecting people to the nature around them plus there is so much to talk about from the work that we do on Dorenell wind farm. I love the variety of the role and I’m always exploring new ways to encourage people outdoors.”

Competitive Salary plus Benefits

At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives.

We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing.

For this role, we can offer accommodation to be provided for the successful candidate so you can be local to the Wind Farm.

Why EDF Renewables?
EDF Renewables purpose is to accelerate a net zero future where clean energy powers our lives. We want to make the net zero future happen as fast as we can. We want to set the pace and, where necessary, disrupt the status quo and transform perceptions. We are here to combat climate change, this is a clear and tangible goal for us. Climate change is what galvanises us to bring the right solutions to the UK and Ireland.

Our mission is critical in the pursuit of our purpose, we will lead the way in the delivery and operation of renewable technologies. We are proud to utilise fully our EDF heritage and place ourselves at the core of the industry.

We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the way things are being done. We bring leadership to our interactions and collaborations with one another, how we influence our partners and external bodies, how we use technology. 

EDF Renewables. Building a sustainable future through wind power and other renewable technologies, in partnership with local communities.

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero


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