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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

Rebekah   - Senior Ranger
* BSc (Hons) Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
* Practical Conservation Traineeship with Natural England




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


  • 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


Bat Behaviour and Identification

Bird and Bird Song Identification

Woodland Management for Wildlife

Branch and Bud Tree Identification

Slow Worm Behaviour and Biology


  • 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



Level 2 Countryside Worker apprenticeship

Outdoor First Aid

First aid at work



Chainsaw Cross Cutting and Maintenance

The Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) NPTC

Safe Use of pesticide Application (PA6) NPTC

Off Road ATV License

 Alice has also attended courses on and has experience with:


Population Ecology

Project management for Wildlife Conservation

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.

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