Could you be our new Ranger Volunteer Coordinator?

Tuesday 30th April 2019

The Mendip Hills AONB Unit is READVERTISING for a Ranger Volunteer Coordinator. This amazing role will help build on people’s love of the area, helping them to get involved to make the area better for everyone. We were unable to fill this role the first time around due to personal circumstances so the advert is back online.

The lucky person that gets the job will be leading our practical conservation tasks, looking after our Young Rangers and providing day-to-day contact with our Volunteer Rangers. The AONB Unit has an amazing group of volunteers and this role ensure they feel valued and supported alongside the statutory duties required to keep them safe.

The role will also involve helping the AONB Project Development Officer plan further volunteering opportunities ensuring a diverse range of roles to provide volunteering opportunities to all members of the AONB communities.

You will have experience of; supervising volunteer groups and youth groups, a range of practical countryside management tasks, inspections and basic maintenance tasks on public access sites. Knowledge of relevant health & safety with regard to working with volunteers. Knowledge of current countryside management issues. Ability to communicate confidently and with enthusiasm to a wide variety of people.

Jim Hardcastle, AONB Manager, said, ‘This is a rare opportunity for someone to be a Ranger on the Mendip Hills. We’re very proud of the way we’ve built our volunteering opportunities recently and this role takes it to the next level. We’ve managed on two days a week from our Volunteer Coordinator up until now so taking it to a full time role will mean we can do so much more. It’s a very exciting time.’

For an informal chat please contact Jim Hardcastle on 01761 462338 or email For further details including how to apply please see here.

Closing date is 15 May 2019. Interviews are 30 May 2019.