Mull and Iona Ranger Service


The Isles of Mull and Iona have…

..more than 4000 plant species from majestic Scots Pine to rare fragrant Orchids..

..the largest population of Golden Eagle and White Tailed Sea Eagle in Britain..

..300 miles of spectacular coastline and a greater biodiversity than anywhere else of comparable size in the UK..

..and has been inhabited for about 6000 years.

Mull and Iona Ranger Service is a partnership between:

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Let the Mull and Iona Ranger Service help you to discover more about our wonderful islands.

What can the Mull and Iona Ranger Service offer you?

  • An opportunity to share in the knowledge of the cultural and natural heritage of our islands through a range of guided walks, talks and outdoor activities.
  • an information service on all countryside matters including walks, fishing, wildlife spotting, cycling, access information and camping advice.
  • an ongoing process of planning and monitoring of all the recreational facilities and access opportunities available on Mull and Iona, so that we can best meet your needs and desires.
  • a liaison service between land managers and public users so we all behave positively and in each other’s interests particularly with regards to Mull’s fascinating and very diverse ecosystems

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February 2017

Volunteer Assistant Ranger

We are looking for a volunteer assistant ranger for 3 months full time beginning late May/early June. This is a great opportunity to develop skills and experience in nature conservation and rangering. The role involves assisting with varied tasks over a number of island sites, including wildlife survey work, delivery of education projects and public events programme, providing information to visitors, practical maintenance tasks. Accommodation and some travel costs will be covered.

You must show enthusiasm for wildlife and the great outdoors. Some knowledge/experience in the relevant field would be useful but more important is flexibility, good communication skills, an ability to work under your own initiative, and a desire to learn. You will need to be willing and able to work inside or outside in all weathers, including some lone working in rugged coastal terrain. Some weekend/evening hours will be required.

Please contact Emily Wilkins for more information and an application form (no CVs please).   01681 700659   07717581405

Closing date: 9am on Monday 13th March

Interview date: week of 27th March

Job Vacancy – 2 x Seasonal Countryside Rangers

37.5 hrs per week from April -September 2017

The Mull and Iona Community Trust and RSPB Scotland are looking for 2 seasonal rangers with the support of Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Police Scotland in partnership with North West Mull Community Woodlands Ltd and South West Mull and Iona Development.

The Seasonal Rangers will spend the majority of time helping run the award winning Mull Eagle Watch Hides (April to September) managed by this partnership.
They will also spend time assisting in the running of an events programme and helping in general ranger duties.

Good communication skills and an open, approachable style are essential. Previous experience is desirable, and a broad base of relevant knowledge will be beneficial. This includes an interest in the natural environment, and a good knowledge of Mull & Iona.


For the MICT post please download the application form & equal opportunities form below and send the completed documents to Jan Dunlop – 

To express an initial interest in the RSPB post please email:

As both posts are similar it’s possible they will be interviewed together.
Applications must be received by 4pm Monday 20th February 2017,
with interviews planned for the week of 6th March 2017
and a start date of 3rd April 2017.

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Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form


Contact us

Jan Dunlop

Countryside Ranger Manager

Tel: 01680300640 or 07765898600


Emily Wilkins.

Countryside Ranger for South Mull, Iona, Staffa and Burg

Tel: 01681 700659 or 07717581405


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