Alan Dorman, Greenspace Ranger (East)
I started my new role as the Greenspace Ranger for Eastern Perthshire in Community Greenspace (Communities) in October. It is a bit of a change from my previous roles; in the past I have worked for organisations such as Scottish Natural Heritage working on the National Nature Reserves including Flanders Moss and Loch Lomond. My job was to help out with and lead volunteer groups carrying out practical land management tasks for Nature Conservation objectives.
Since joining the team I have been enjoying exploring what the Greenspace Ranger role entails and learning first-hand from my new colleagues. I am particularly keen to see how the experienced Greenspace Rangers work to their individual community groups’ needs.
I have spent most of my time since starting researching what is already going on within my area, getting to know the PKC greenspace sites and looking for groups I can work with in the future. I have already introduced myself to key groups such as the Blairgowrie and Rattray Access Network (BRAN) who are incredibly enthusiastic, capable group who are doing fantastic work maintaining the promoted paths in the Blairgowrie area.
I’m looking forward to meeting more groups and discovering more about my area and the communities within; working with existing groups and developing new groups to help communities look after their greenspaces.
Sean Taylor, Modern Apprentice
I am the new Modern Apprentice at Community Greenspace. I used to work at Westbank Enterprises. My interest includes reading, playing chess and browsing the internet. While working with Community Greenspace I will be learning how to do administration work, with the hopes that it will lead to a full time administration job.