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Logo: National TrustArea Ranger     

£24,075 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Ref: IRC78182




We're looking for highly ambitious individual who understands nature habitats of species. If you're extremely well organised and have experience in countryside management then we'd like to hear from you.


What it's like to work here


Based at Fyne Court you will be responsible for looking after the National Trust's properties on the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will help us conserve a diverse range of locations from heathland hills and oakwood valleys of the Quantock Common SSSI to the wild garden and parkland of Fyne Court to the iconic Wellington Monument rising from woodland, wild flower rich grassland and a mire on the Blackdown Hills.


To find out more information about the property, please click here

What you'll be doing


As the Area Ranger you will manage a small team of Rangers working like you throughout the portfolio: following the lead from the Propertyís Business Plan you will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You will support your fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work, contributing towards Countryside Stewardship objectives.


You will play the key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance, successfully achieving Conservation Performance Indicator targets. You will build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants and neighbouring land managers.


Youíll also be responsible for helping with excellent communication of our conservation work to a wide range of audiences, both new and existing, through events, guided walks and engagement with local communities. You will appreciate the need for our countryside sites to bring in income, so your business ideas will play an important part in the teamís success.

Who we're looking for


To deliver this role successfully, you will need to;

  • Have experience of countryside management
  • Have experience in woodland and grassland
  • Have an understanding of nature habitats and species
  • Have a full UK Driving licence
  • Be able to manage contractors and small projects, including budgets.
  • Diploma/NVQ3 or higher in countryside or environmental conservation
  • Have good wildlife identification skills
  • Habitat and species surveying experience
  • Empathy with, and significant experience of, working with volunteers


The package




To find out more about the benefits we offer to support you, please click here


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. Youíll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).


Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.


Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.


All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!


To apply for this role, please click here 


Closing Date: 05 April 2019
Provisional Interview Date: 12 April 2019 

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