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Ecologist - Ranger - Outreach

We are looking for a driven and dynamic individual to work on ecological restoration projects and expand our education and outreach initiatives in the Highlands. With days spent working at Alladale Wilderness Reserve, on the road and from home, this is an opportunity to help recover native habitats and wildlife. Your days spent at Alladale will involve working alongside the Reserve Manager, developing community outreach and education programmes, and engaging Alladale's guests with the trust's work. You will also co-ordinate TENT's conservation projects in the Highlands, helping to restore healthy ecosystems and native wildlife.

What do we Do at TENT?

At The European Nature Trust, we’re dedicated to the protection and restoration of wild areas in Europe. As an organisation, we build charitable collaborations with the most impactful and agile conservation projects and NGOs. Our projects help recover species and habitats, connect people to nature, while raising awareness for its recovery.

What Will You Be Doing?

This position will have three main responsibilities. Our Highland Outdoor Wilderness Learning (HOWL) programme helps young children understand ecology, connect with nature, while building their outdoor skills. We're looking for someone to further develop the HOWL programme, as well as building a community outreach programme for day-visits to Alladale.

Secondly, we’re looking for someone with a strong understanding of ecology to co-ordinate TENT's conservation activities in the Highlands. We have multiple exciting nature restoration projects underway – including our Kyle 'Riverwoods' reforestation project, peatland restoration work and multiple wildlife translocation initiatives.

Third, we are looking for an experienced, motivated individual who will work alongside the Reserve Manager, guiding key guests on the reserve and building their interest in TENT's conservation and restoration work.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Working alongside the Reserve’s ranger team 
  • Developing a community outreach program 
  • Expanding the HOWL (Highland Outdoor Wilderness Learning) program for teenagers across the north of Scotland
  • Engaging Alladale’s guests with the work of TENT in Scotland and beyond
  • Co-ordinating TENT's conservation projects in the Highlands


  • Wildlife guiding or a related field
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Building and delivering education programmes
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Off-road driving skills
  • Social media savvy

Other considerations

  • Salary in the region of £30,000–£40,000, dependent on experience
  • This is an opportunity to work in one of Scotland’s most picturesque regions
  • Living off site in the nearby community, ideally within an hours' drive of Alladale
  • Environmental consciousness is at the heart of all that we do at TENT; the ideal candidate should reflect these values

How Do I Apply?

Contact jacob@theeuropeannaturetrust.com with your CV and a short covering letter, describing why you want to work with The European Nature Trust and Alladale Wilderness Reserve, along with your previous experience. We'll be in touch to arrange next steps!

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