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Woodford Lodge,Chew Stoke, Bristol BS40 8XH, Somerset     Start Date: 02 Jan 2023 - Full Time     22 500 - 26 500

Job Description


Location: Bristol Water Lakes

Salary: £22,500.00 – £26,500.00 Depending on experience

Closing Date: Thursday 17 November 2022

Exciting opportunity for a full time Ranger to join our Bristol Water Lakeside team.


Our reservoirs provide raw water storage; enabling the drinking water network for Bristol and its surrounding areas. They are also nationally important wildlife habitats that need protecting, and they just happen to be absolutely beautiful locations that people love to spend time in! Whether it is a great day out, or just a quick escape from the modern world, our lakes are a leading visitor attraction in the region.


The Recreations team are lucky enough to manage public access and recreation across 9 of Bristol Waters waterways; including the two famous lakes of Chew Valley and Blagdon. With an estimated 500,000 site visits annually we play a vital part in community wellbeing and projecting a positive image of Bristol Water.  Lakeside Services is also proud to operate Bristol Water Fisheries; a premier UK fishery famous renowned for both its trout and predator fishing.


What will you be doing?


You will join an experienced team of Rangers whose aim is to provide a safe and enjoyable visitor experience at our lakes. 

This role will be primarily based at our fish farms taking fish from eyed eggs to stocking size. This includes various tasks from grading, feeding and stocking fish, other duties may include cleaning fishing boats and attending car parks, to security and inspecting company assets.

Public access and recreation is a 7 day a week operation; so our ranger staff work as part of a shift rota.  Working an average of 5 days, or 38 hours, each week, over a 4 week rota. This will include 2 weekends out of 3, and bank holidays. The shifts include both early shifts (7am start), and late shifts (sunset+1 hour).


What we’re looking for…


We need people who are practical and hands-on, and prepared to do whatever is necessary to keep the sites clean, presentable, and safe for our visitors.

As you can imagine, this work can be very physically demanding, so you will need to be physically fit and able to undertake various physical tasks.


Given the nature of the role, you’ll need to have a full driving licence.


Experience and/or qualification in fisheries or relevant discipline advantageous
You’ll be happiest working outside in all weather conditions and you’ll enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck into anything.
We need a team player who can quickly build rapport and work well with team-mates
We need someone who is always punctual, considerate, and confident working aloneYou’ll be presentable, approachable, and friendly, yet firm when necessary.
Responsible and accountable for safeguarding the public and our assets.
Pro-active and confident in using your initiative to find jobs, and get them done safely and efficiently to improve our operations.


Ideally, although not essential, you’ll also share a passion for the range of fishing that we offer our customers.


Importantly, you will need to demonstrate our core values: TRUST, SUPPORT, ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPECT, PROFESSIONALISM, PRIDE and AMBITION.


What’s in it for you?


As well as a great opportunity to make your mark in a great local company, and work in stunning locations, the role also offers:


23 days holiday + bank holidays.
Entry into the company pension scheme.
Supportive, friendly team and working environment. 
Flexible benefits and access to discounts.
Supportive friendly working environment.
Onsite parking when you’re in the office.

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