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Forestry and Land Scotland is looking to recruit seasonal rangers to help manage visitors to some of it’s hot-spot destinations during the summer.

As the largest provider of outdoor recreation in Scotland with over 300 visitor destinations to look after, the increase in ‘staycations’ over the last few years has seen a significant increase in visitor numbers.

The ongoing staycation trend, combined with high-profile events such as the UCI Cycling World Championships bringing visitors from around the world, means that 2023 is likely to be busier than ever.

Stuart Chalmers, FLS head of Visitor Services, said;

“Our Regional teams do a great job in welcoming visitors and helping them get the most from their day out.

“The peak summer months can be especially demanding and our Seasonal Rangers’ play an important part in helping us engage with visitors.

“It’s a great role for anyone who likes being outdoors and who enjoys delivering a face-to-face customer service experience.  

“We’d love to hear from anyone who’d like to join the team.”

Each Seasonal Ranger will be located within a Region, as part of the regional Visitor Services Team.

Current, fixed-term roles (March to end October) are available in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Tentsmuir Forest, Glenmore, Galloway Forest Park and Tweed Valley Forest Park.

There are a mixture of 37 hour and 19 hour per week roles with most requiring weekend working on Saturday and Sunday and some may including late evening working depending on visitor pressure through the season. 

There is a possibility that the term of employment might be extended in some instances, including being made permanent.

The closing date for applications is 31 January.


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