Forest Ranger Job at Center Parcs – in Ballymahon, County Longford

Job Description

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest Longford Forest is the perfect place for a short break in Ireland, 365 days a year. With homely accommodation, up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities and a choice of bars and restaurants, there is something for all the family, all year round.


Imagine stepping away from the desk and having 400 acres of beautiful forest as your office? The Grounds Services team is responsible for managing and maintaining the forest landscape at each of our villages, including wildlife and biodiversity surveys. Our expert teams are extremely passionate about the natural environment at Center Parcs, which our guests love to see.

In this role, you will support the Grounds Services Management in the effective management and supervision of the development in accordance with Company and legislative requirements.

You will actively promote conservation aspects, support the Senior Forest Rangers with key tasks and help develop and maintain an effective working team.

Other responsibilities will include:
Ensuring that all equipment is maintained in a safe working condition

Maintenance of ornamental landscaping, weeding, pruning and bark mulching

Maintenance of interior landscaping as required

Grass management

Forestry work; including thinning operation and habitat creation

Waterway management

Please note that this role will involve working outdoors during periods of adverse weather conditions.


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday.


The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, with the ability to work alone and as part of a team. You should be naturally cheerful and have the ability to communicate with people.

Essential requirements:
FETAC level 2/3 or equivalent in a recognised horticultural or forestry discipline

Driving our Ground Services vehicles onsite will be essential within this position so you must have a full clean manual driving licence

Desirable requirements:
Previous experience in the use of agricultural, forestry and horticultural machinery, along with a certified competency in use of pesticides PA1 and 6a

A good knowledge of natural history and an interest in nature conservation

Experience within the horticultural or forestry profession at a craftsman level


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

Management / staff bonus scheme

Reward & recognition scheme

Free use of on-site leisure facilities

Discounted Center Parcs breaks

20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets

An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 18 May 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 24 May 2021

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

About Company

Company: Center Parcs –

Company Location:  Ballymahon, County Longford

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