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Trainee Rewilding Ranger

Closing date: Wednesday 17 May, 17:00pm

Salary: £10.90 per hour

Contract: 12 months, fixed term

Hours: Full-time (35 hours/week)


New to Nature is an exciting programme of paid work placements in nature-focused roles. This is one of 70 roles that will be created across the UK to encourage young and diverse talent into the Natural Environment sector.

We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from young people (aged 18-25) who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, are living with a disability, or are from low-income households.

You’ll get paid a good wage from a placement that helps the environment, learn loads of skills to boost your CV and get access to a Youth Employment Coach to help you plan your future career. There’ll also be opportunities to learn about potential careers in the natural environment, and (should you wish to) connect with the other young people working in New to Nature roles across the country.

This is a unique opportunity to try something new, and to take a first step on a career path where you can make a real difference. The natural environment needs you!

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, practical and resourceful person to support the design and delivery of key rewilding activities at Heal Somerset, a new 460-acre nature recovery site near Bruton.


You will be managed by, and report to, Heal’s Operations Director, and you will work collaboratively with our site-based team to design and establish three key projects at Heal Somerset:


  1. Engagement: involving the local community and volunteers

  2. Research: ecological surveying and monitoring

  3. Land: habitat and access management

Placement pack

For full details about the role and the person specification, please download the placement pack

How to apply

If you like the sound of the role and would like to apply, click the button below to apply via the Groundwork UK website by 17:00pm on Wednesday 17 May.


Please ensure you carefully select the correct role from the Groundwork website when applying. For more information on New to Nature click here

If you have any questions about the application form, contact Groundwork UK at:


New to Nature is hosted by Groundwork UK who will check the suitability of applicants before passing the application on to Heal who will shortlist applicants to an informal interview process.

We expect to conduct interviews by Zoom on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 May and second-round interviews in-person on Friday 2 June . 

If you have any questions about the role or interview process please contact Hannah Needham, Heal’s Operations Director, via or 07845202165.

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