Jobs at Stanwick Lakes

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Job Opportunities

Rockingham Forest Trust and Stanwick Lakes employ a range of staff with different skills, both full and part time. From time to time various job opportunities arise and details of these vacancies will be posted below. Please note the application deadline for each individual vacancy.

Many volunteers also help in the running of Stanwick Lakes. For more details please select Volunteering Opportunities.

RFT electronic Application Form

RFT paper copy Application Form


Assistant Ranger

Stanwick Lakes has a great opportunity for a person with practical skills who loves working outdoors. We are looking for assistant rangers to support our existing ranger team. You would be doing a range of tasks but these could include:

  • Site patrols
  • Conservation work
  • Playground repairs and maintenance
  • Grass Cutting
  • Health and safety checks of the play areas and site infrastructure
  • Car parking
  • Answering visitor queries
  • Litter picking to keep the site tidy

The role is largely a summer one with variable hours available, mostly at weekends and school holidays. Hours would be up to 7.5 hours a day on a varying shift pattern between 9am and 8pm, Monday to Sunday. There are some hours available in the winter however these are more limited.

No previous experience is required as training will be given however you must be able to drive and be a great communicator. You would be an ambassador for Stanwick Lakes with our many visitors and therefore must be confident and enjoy helping our visitors get the most from their visit.

If you would like to join the team and make a difference to both people and wildlife contact Mark by emailing your CV to The deadline is Friday 4th May 2018.

Job Description

Person Specification

Catering Assistants

We have a few vacancies for catering assistants in our busy Café team here at Stanwick Lakes for the summer season. If you like working with people and enjoy variety in your work, this is the role for you. Our catering assistants are a key part of the team doing everything from serving the customers in either our café or refreshment kiosk to helping the Rangers to ensure that visitors park properly, and in between that you could be clearing tables or helping with the pot wash.

Experience would be helpful but is not essential. A willingness to learn and the ability to cope under pressure (we do get very busy at times) is essential.

The hours of work are variable

  • Catering Assistant – Part time ( average 3 days a week, midweek predominantly with occasional weekends) this position is for a maternity leave cover.
  • Catering Assistants – some weekends and also school holidays. There is more than one vacancy.

If you are 17 or over please apply by sending your CV to For more information please contact Danielle or Roy on 01933 625522.

Otters Holiday Club Play Worker

We are looking for a Play Worker to assist the Play Rangers in running the Otters Holiday Club for children aged 5 – 11 years old, working in the Rangers’ Cabin at Stanwick Lakes and around the site. If you are interested in applying please complete the RFT application form above and either email to, post to Rockingham Forest Trust, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Northants, NN9 6GY or hand in to Reception by Monday 19th February 2018. Please see the attached documents for more information.

Play Worker Job Description

Play Worker Person Specification

Otters Holiday Club Volunteers

We also have vacancies for volunteers to assist in the running of the Otters Holiday Club. For more information please see the Volunteering Opportunities page.