Job Profile: Lead Ranger for National Trust

Job Responsibilities

Manage countryside (farmland, meadows, woodland, coast, cliffs, beaches, etc) to benefit wildlife, recreation, people and tenants. Manage a team of Rangers and volunteers, manage budgets and grants, contribute to strategic direction of the property. Manage contractors. Develop outdoor activity/engagement programme

Majority of time is spent doing

Managing people, staff, contractors. Developing plans to benefit wildlife and/or access/recreation provision

Time is spent mainly indoors

Seasonal Variation:

Summer tends to be more people focussed as the property is in a seasonally busy tourist area, also more access work in Summer as remote places are more accessible, winter is more habitat management focussed


Qualifications needed:

Degree level or equivalent (in a relevant subject) and c. 5 years experience in a countryside career or demonstrable experience to show equivalent knowledge and skills

Additional training:  Practical skills (chainsaw, brushcutter, tractor driving, first aid, 4 x 4 driving, use of GIS systems,

Skills needed:  People skills, ability to work with minimum supervision, budget management skills, habitat management skills, verbal and writing skills, managing volunteers, knowledge of health and safety and compliance


Advice to anyone looking at similar roles

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If you have any queries about this role or would like to ask a question of the job holder please contact CJS by email.