Freelance Community Ranger

  • Other
  • £31,200
  • Mid Argyll (Remote)
  • Closing 24th April 2024

  • Advertised from 3rd April 2024
  • £150 per day (inclusive of VAT if applicable) for 104 days per year. £31,200 total fee.


Are you passionate about working with communities? Do you love nature and the outdoors, and have the enthusiasm and versatility to help our community be more engaged with the land in our guardianship and actively involved in its management?

We are seeking a part-time, freelance Community Ranger to strengthen connections between local communities and the land Tayvallich Initiative (TI) owns on their behalf, encompassing its natural and cultural heritage, with a particular emphasis on people who are experiencing barriers to becoming involved.

  • Freelance opportunity, 24 months fixed term, from early June 2024 to 30 May 2026
  • Hours: on average 2 days a week (with flexibility to meet the varying demands of this role). Some out-of-hours working will be required
  • Remuneration: £150 per day (inclusive of VAT if applicable) for 104 days per year. £31,200 total fee
  • Allowance: for travel and mobile phone expenses plus use of a laptop for work purposes only
  • Budget: There is a generous budget available for volunteer expenses, materials, signage, tools, the creation of a new web resource, and the development of the TI website
  • Reporting to: the Coordinator of the Land Working Group who in turn reports to the Board of Directors of TI. Working closely with other groups and staff members of Tayvallich Initiative
  • Location: This role would ideally suit someone based in the Mid Argyll area who can travel to the community for events and engagement meetings. However, it is important that an applicant with a suitable level of experience is appointed and, as such, they could be from further afield with the ability to remote work and attend meetings in the community on a scheduled basis. The Tayvallich Community Hall is available for community events and has some space for office working.

Application notes

Please send us your CV along with the following additional information. This should be submitted as one PDF document:

  • A written statement about how you would approach this Community Ranger role
  • Your experience and personal skills in relation to the role specification (please see attached download). It will help if you can give specific examples for each point of this role specification within your outline

Please send your proposal to by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024

Zoom interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Monday 20 May and Tuesday 21 May 2024.

Please direct any questions on the role to

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TI is grateful for the funding for this post provided by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.