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Logo: National TrustLead Ranger    

」27,735 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Ref: IRC78049




Rangers play an important role at the National Trust, and through thinking about the long term help us to look after our special places forever, for everyone. You'll be leading the Ranger team at an exciting time and will be pivotal in driving forward both great conservation and an outstanding experience for visitors in our outdoor spaces.

What it's like to work here


Popular Felbrigg Hall is one of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia. The rolling landscaped park with its lake, woods and waymarked trails is great for family days out. The 1,700 acre estate is one of the best wildlife sites in Norfolk, with a history of delivering exciting conservation projects. The fine walled garden grows flowers for the house, as well as vegetables for the local community. Roles within Felbrigg Hall痴 team are highly sought after, and the team pride themselves on their commitment to the estate.


Sheringham is a beautiful Humphry Repton designed parkland, famed for its vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas. The 1,000-acre estate boasts colourful wildlife and breath-taking views towards the North Norfolk coast, making Sheringham Park a dream working environment for many. The close-knit team, friendly people and location make for a great place to work.


West Runton is the perfect place for a breezy walk along the hills of North Norfolk. From this point, visitors can enjoy views of Sheringham and surrounding coastal villages.


To find out more information about this location, please follow: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/felbrigg-hall-gardens-and-estate

What you'll be doing


This role involves being part of the leadership team who care for the estate. You値l report directly to the Countryside Manager, and will manage a team of Rangers and volunteers, working closely with the rest of the portfolio management.


You'll also have delegated responsibility for managing the budgets required to deliver this work and for protecting and enhancing the Trust痴 assets and reputation.


This role offers a great opportunity for someone who already has experience of leading a Ranger and volunteer team with strong practical skills. You'll need extensive knowledge of land management and a track record of delivering to a high standard. In this management role, you'll be a confident speaker, an articulate writer and a skilled leader. Central to the role will be your ability to balance both the demands of managing and developing our countryside estate, with the demands of a busy, high profile visitor environment.


Who we're looking for


To deliver this role successfully, you値l be a proven leader, proud to work in such a beautiful location and thrive on delivering exceptional care for our environment and our visitors. So, you値l be;

  • An experienced people manager with the ability to lead a team to deliver effectively
  • An excellent communicator with experience in stakeholder management
  • Experienced in project management
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, inspiring, great with people and comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Experienced in relevant land, conservation and access management
  • Customer aware and take pride on delivering excellent customer service
  • Organised and self-motivated, confidently able to manage a demanding workload with competing pulls on your time
  • Confident in managing budgets, finances and contracts
  • Knowledgeable in health and safety requirements and other compliance issues relating to the countryside and visitor activities

The package




To find out more about the benefits we offer to support you, please follow: https://www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk/supporting-you/


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You値l 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: 07 April 2019

Provisional Interview Date: 18 April 2019


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