Range Warden – K MacRae and Sons LTD, Durness, Sutherland

Full Time

Salary: DOE

An opportunity has arisen to join the team at Cape Wrath Range, Durness, Sutherland. As a Range Warden, you will be responsible for the maintenance and smooth running of a military training area.

This exciting opportunity will suit someone who enjoys the outdoors and is looking for a new challenge supporting our military. Occasional weekend working will be necessary.

This varied role will mainly operate outdoors on the range, with the following responsibilities:

  • Setting up range for training – Flags, sentry positions.
  • Housekeeping
  • Preparing military ranges and training areas for use
  • Planned Maintenance
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Equipment testing
  • 4×4 driving
  • Small boat operation
  • ATV operation
  • To ensure that the Training Estate Facilities adhere to safe systems of work
  • Liaise with stakeholders, provide them with transport and assistance as requested
  • Use both IT and paper-based systems to complete any relevant documentation.


Useful skills

  • Knowledge in H&S such as COSHH manual handling, risk assessment and safe systems of work
  • Have experience as a range/training/military area user (desirable)
  • Have a full driver’s license valid in the United Kingdom (essential), have specialist training, ATV, powerboats, VHF (desirable, but not essential)
  • Ability to operate rural plant and machinery (desirable)
  • Basic IT skills
  • Willingness to undertake training to work in high-risk areas, e.g. Transporting dangerous loads
  • Weapons ranges – have an understanding of danger areas.
  • Training will be provided for the right candiate with skills gaps.