Area Ranger (Western)

Salary: £27,862 - £33,220

This is a fulltime post, but negotiation on hours is possible by mutual agreement.

The Lake District National Park is England’s largest World Heritage Site, inscribed due to its outstanding universal values of Identity, Inspiration and Conservation. We play significant roles in the management of visitors, leading on climate change measures and supporting our local business and land management communities.

We are recruiting an Area Ranger to a permanent position based in our Western Ranger team. Area Rangers are key contacts with communities and partners in the national park.

The Area Ranger will cover the Western Distinctive Area of the Lake District National Park and will be supporting our environmental land management delivery and will need experience of land management and nature recovery work through the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme. Developing and delivering projects, securing external funding and leading the delivery of our rights of way and green property work programme are key elements of work for this role.

What you’ll be doing

  • Coordinating visitor management work
  • Leading the delivery of a practical work programme including the prioritisation of work, sourcing funding and sponsorship
  • Acting as the main point of contact for farmers, residents, visitors and businesses
  • Delivering and managing a diverse range of projects
  • Supporting and developing our work with volunteers and apprentices
  • Support the delivery of Farming In Protected Landscapes programme

Who we’re looking for

If you have experience of organising and delivering environmental and recreation management initiatives, and working in partnerships and cross-service teams to deliver shared objectives through the application of your extensive knowledge and experience in project management then we would love to hear from you.


For an informal discussion about this position please contact Steve Tatlock (Ranger Team Leader) on 07768 977 813.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is: Tuesday 28 September 2021 11:59pm
  • Interviews will be held at Southern Office, Haverthwaite on a date in mid October

Information Pack:

How to apply

Apply for this position on our online recruitment site

Equality of opportunity

We are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as these groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.