Is this your dream job? Blakeney National Nature Reserve searches for new countryside ranger in ‘one of the most beautiful coastal locations’ in country

One of last year's Blakeney seal pups. Picture JUSTIN MINNS

One of last year's Blakeney seal pups. Picture JUSTIN MINNS - Credit: Archant

A nature reserve in north Norfolk is offering outdoor enthusiasts the chance of a 'dream job'.

The National Trust, which is responsible for conserving places of historic interest or natural beauty, is searching for a full-time ranger to join its countryside team based at Blakeney National Nature Reserve, which it describes as one of the most beautiful coastal locations in the country.

The successful applicant would be responsible for helping to protect and monitor vulnerable internationally-important seabird colonies.

The ranger role comes with a salary of £18,125 and is based in the heart of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which boasts wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the beautiful north Norfolk coastline.

It has already attracted interest from across the country and beyond on social media.


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The four-mile long shingle spit of Blakeney Point offers protection for Blakeney Harbour and the surrounding saltmarshes, providing a perfect habitat for the vast array of internationally significant and migratory wildlife.

Internationally important, the reserve is noted for its spectacular display of the summer breeding tern colonies and winter breeding grey seals.

The closing date for applications is January 25. For more information and to apply visit the following website: http://bit.ly/2iJwHD3

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