Experience and Qualifications



You can't beat the Deadwater Valley Trust Ranger office for an eclectic skill set!
As many of the staff have had other careers and life experiences before embracing the outdoors every member of the team brings something different, and sometimes a little unusual,  to the table.

The Rangers



The Deadwater Rangers constantly update and refresh their skills in order to keep current and to meet all health and safety guidelines.
In order to use tools and machinery safely 'tickets' must be earned by attending and refreshing training courses


  • BSc Hons in Conservation & Wildlife Management.

  • MechEng Tech HNC - a Mechanical       


An engineering background means Jamie is an expert when it comes to construction and design of our projects.


  •  Chainsaw

  •  Brushcutting

  •  Pesticides Application

  •  Produce Tree Surveys and Carry Out Hazardous Tree Inspections


  • First Aid certified

  • Holds an Enhanced DBS

  • ROSPA Routine Playground Inspection 

Jamie has also attended courses on and has experience with :

  • Heathland Management

  • Woodland Management

  • Riverfly Surveys

  • Management Training

  • Conflict Management

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adults

  • Getting Outdoors Primary Years 

  • Woodland Management For Wildlife

  • Introduction To Leadership Skills For Practical Conservation Tasks.

  • Livestock

  • Reptile Surveys

  • Volunteer Recruitment and Retention


  • Forest School Leader Level III

  • NVQ III Early Years Care and Education

Julie's career experience with children and young people means she is the perfect choice to run our Junior Rangers groups.


  • First Aid In The Workplace

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Forest School First Aid

  • Psychological First Aid For Children

  • Level II Food Safety and Hygiene

  • ROSPA Routine Playground Inspection

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adults 

  • Holds an Enhanced DBS

  • BSL Fingerspelling

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead

Julie has also attended courses on and has experience with:

  • Challenging Behaviour in Children

  • ADHD in Children

  • Accessibility

  • Bat Behaviour and Identification

  • Bird and Bird Song Identification

  • Woodland Management for Wildlife

  • Branch and Bud Tree Identification

  • Slow Worm Behaviour and Biology

* BSc (Hons) Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
* Practical Conservation Traineeship with Natural England


  • Chainsaw

  • Brushcutter

  • Clearing Saw

  • Pesticide Application

  • Tractor Driving


  • 4x4 Off Road Driving

  • ATV Driving

  • Winch Operating

  • Trailer Towing

  •  Produce Tree Surveys and Carry Out Hazardous Tree Inspections

Rebekah has also attended courses on and has experience with:

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • Outdoor First Aid

  • Volunteer Walk Leader

  • Riverfly Surveys

  • Butterfly Recorder for Butterfly Conservation Trust

  • Chalk Downland Management


  • FdSc in Conservation and Wildlife Management

  • Graphic Design

Brendan's long career in Graphic Design has given him an eye for the finer detail    and he is our number one for designing signage and information boards.


  • Brushcutter and Trimmer

  • Safe Handling and Application of   Pesticides

  • Safe Application of Pesticides Using Hand Held Equipment

  • Produce Basic Tree Surveys and carry out Hazardous Tree Inspections     

Brendan has also attended courses on and has experience with:

  • First Aid in The Workplace

  • Water Voles

  • ROSPA Routine Playground Inspection

  • Woodland Management For Wildlife

  • Bushveldt Mosaic Environmental  Appreciation and Interpretation                (Pass with  Merit) South Africa

  • Business Driver Defensive Driving

  • Off Road Driving Part 1

  • River Invertebrate Monitoring

  • Water Safety Training

  • LANTRA Basic Tree Inspection and Survey

  • ETUK Mammal ID

  • Safeguarding for Adults and Children

  • Holds Enhanced DBS


  • BTEC/HNC Building design studies

  • Civic Design Award in Extensions and Alterations category.

  • NPTC NVQ Land Based Operations

  • BTCV Woodland Management


Terry is master of The Shed and keeps all of our tools in top condition. His design    background means that he is our number one planner when it comes to project mechanics.

Over 50 years of experience within the Scouting movement, 48 of which as a        Warranted Scout Leader


  • Brushcutter        

Terry has also attended courses on and has experience with:

  • First Aid

  • Outdoor First Aid

  • Health and Safety 

  • ROSPA Routine Playground Inspection

  • Food Hygiene Certificate

  • Mountain leadership awards 

  • National Small-Bore Rifle Association Diploma - Air gun instructor

  • Holds Enhanced DBS

Our Trustees

Our trustees oversee everything we do and have their own varied skillsets including (but not limited to) :

  • First Deadwater Valley Trust Ranger

  • Former Mayor of Whitehill and Bordon

  • HR specialist

  • Management of Commercial Finance Operations

  • Health and Safety Knowledge

  • Management Capability

  • Commercial Awareness

  • Local and District Councillors (past and present)

  • Etymology experts

Despite all they bring to the Trustee Table the overriding skill our Trustees have is the desire and passion to support and sustain our local area.
They give their time and energy for free and we could not do the work we do without them.