Game Ranger Recruitment

game ranger recruitment

Game Ranger Recruitment

This game ranger job description is aimed to assist with your game ranger recruitment initiatives as a human resources manager.

Reports to: Lodge Manager

You will be responsible for delivering an interpretive safari experience for guests that will exceed all their expectations.

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Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Taking guests on game drives and/or walks daily delivering an interpretive safari experience.
  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of guests in your care and must make the guest stay as comfortable as possible, thus exceeding expectations.
  • Coordinating and delivering safari activities for all age groups and nationalities.
  • Safari activities for  children (game drives, fishing and other specific activities
  • Actively support Reserve’s Conservation and Community Initiatives and programmes
  • Hosting of guests during pre dinner drinks and/or meals and/or special events.
  • Assisting with guest/staff transfers when required
  • Assisting with habitat management when required

Outline of ideal candidate profile:

Candidates for this position should be passionate about people, wildlife and sharing their knowledge.  They must be enthusiastic, energetic and physically fit.  Their passion for people should include the drive to exceed guest expectations and have fun doing so.  These competencies include the following requirements:

  • Personality
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening skills, verbal communication etc)
    • Positive attitude, Self-motivated, Confident
    • Excellent sense of humor
  • Specific Job Skills
    • Strong customer focus to ensure guest expectations are exceeded
    • Effective influencing and negotiation skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Flexibility – Adapt successfully to changing situations and environments
  • Physical fitness to ensure you are able to drive and walk for long hours
    • Attention to detail
    • Sense of adventure
    • High energy levels & drive to get things done
    • Planning & organizing – plan activities and carry them through effectively
    • Initiative to look for ways of improving
    • Photography skills
    • Excellent driving skills
  • Lifelong learning – continues to study, learn and grow thus acquiring new job related knowledge and skills
  • An appreciation of other cultures. Ability to speak and/or understand another language would be an advantage
  • Computer Skills
    • Good standard of IT and numeracy
    • Computer literate
  • Literacy and Numeracy
    • Fluent in English (speak, read and write)
    • Excellent literacy skills (writing of emails, viewing web pages)
    • Excellent arithmetic skills (counting quantities, using percentages, understanding tables in reports and interpreting graphs)
  • Commercial Skills
    • Commercial awareness – understanding the company
    • Understanding resources
    • Stay up-to-date on Industry and World Developments
  • Team Player Ability
    • Flexibility
    • Strong time-management skills
    • Demonstrable team member qualities
    • Analysing and problem-solving skills

Qualifications and experience required

  • Minimum 2 years guiding experience with reputable companies (of which at least 12 months unbroken service)
  • Minimum 1 year Trails Guiding experience
  • In possession of all required SA guiding certificates and memberships/affiliations (eg FGASA Level 1)
  • Valid PDP
  • Valid Code 08 Drivers’ License
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Rifle competency
  • Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH)

Also see our Field Guide Job Description