A NEW job opportunity has opened for anyone who loves the outdoors and helping people.

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is hoping to recruit new seasonal rangers to help in a Borders forest.

The Tweed Valley Forest Park is one of five parks which are hiring rangers to cover the March to October season.

Rangers will help to manage visitors who visit any of FLS's locations.

Stuart Chalmers, FLS head of Visitor Services, said: “Our Regional teams do a great job in welcoming visitors and helping them get the most from their day out.

“The peak summer months can be especially demanding and our Seasonal Rangers’ play an important part in helping us engage with visitors.

“It’s a great role for anyone who likes being outdoors and who enjoys delivering a face-to-face customer service experience.

“We’d love to hear from anyone who’d like to join the team.”

This summer the Borders will see a high number of visitors as it welcomes cyclists and spectators to two UCI Cycling World Championships mountain biking events at Glentress.

The roles on offer include a 19 hour week and 37 hour week, with requirements for weekend work and some late evenings.

There is also the chance that contracts could be extended or made permanent.

The closing date for applications close on January 31.

For more information and to complete an application, click here.