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Countryside officer

Countryside officers manage, protect and improve the rural environment.

Potential salary
£18,000 to £50,000
Working hours
39 to 41 a week
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • the ability to read English
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • maths knowledge
  • analytical thinking skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • active listening skills
  • excellent written communication skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

You could :

  • advise landowners on how to manage their land
  • conduct surveys, carry out research and analyse data
  • write reports and deliver presentations
  • prepare funding applications
  • deal with complaints
  • organise the upkeep of country parks and woodlands
  • make sure footpaths are clearly marked and litter bins and car parks are provided
  • advise on planning applications
  • give talks to local groups
  • produce resources like leaflets and information boards
  • support local environmental events, activities and projects

You could work in an office, in a park or in woodland.

Your working environment may be physically demanding and outdoors in all weathers.

With experience and further qualifications, you could become a senior countryside officer or manager and then regional manager.

You can get more details about countryside careers from the National Land Based College and Grow Careers.

Data from National Careers Service.

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