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 curses

Jamie : * 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.

Tickets  * Chainsaw

          * Brushcutting

          * Pesticides Application

          * Produce Basic Tree Surveys and carry out                    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

          * Outdoor Learning

          * Woodland Management For Wildlife

Julie    * 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 

          * BSL Fingerspelling

          * Enhanced DBS

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


Rebekah   * BSc (Hons) Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

              * Practical Conservation Traineeship with                          Natural England

Tickets     * Chainsaw

             * Brushcutter

             * Clearing Saw

             * Pesticide Application

             * Tractor Driving

             * 4x4 Off Road Driving

             * ATV Driving

             * Winch Operating

             * Trailer Towing

             * Produce Basic Tree Surveys and carry out                       inspections             

Rebekah has also attended courses on and has experience with:

             * Mental Health First Aid

             * Outdoor First Aid

             * Volunteer Walk Leader

             * Riverfly Surveys



Brendan   * FdSc in Conservation and Wildlife Management

             * Graphic Design


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

Tickets     *


             * Produce Basic Tree Surveys and carry out                       inspections             

Brendan has also attended courses on and has experience with:

             * First Aid in The Workplace

             * Water Voles

             * Riverfly surveying

             * ROSPA Routine Playground Inspection

             * Woodland Management For Wildlife


Terry       * 

             * Over 50 years of experience within the                           Scouting movement

Tickets     * Brushcutter





Terry has also attended courses on and has experience with:

             * First Aid

             * Outdoor First Aid

             * Health and Safety 


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.