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£19,928 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/01/23)

Hope Valley

Ref: IRC77835




The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the countryside wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away.


Rangers play an important role at the National Trust, thinking long term to look after our special places and visitor facilities. Our strategy for Land Outdoors and Nature means that we are investing in ranger services to help us deliver great visitor experiences and positive landscape scale change. You’ll be working with the wider Eastern Moors Partnership team and as part of the National Trust's Peak District team in a stunning landscape with accessible moorland, woodland and river valleys that can be enjoyed all year round.


In this well-loved landscape you’ll be around when our visitors are, working regular weekends (a minimum of two full weekends a month), evenings and bank holidays.


What it's like to work here


Longshaw, Burbage and Eastern Moors is an area of around 3700ha of open moorland, grassland, woodland and wood pasture that lies approximately 8 miles from Sheffield within the UKs busiest National Park in the Peak District. The post will be based from the Longshaw Estate office.


To find out more information about this location, please follow: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/regionmidlands/the-peak-district


What you'll be doing


We’re looking for someone to join our ranger team and ensure that the welcome for our visitors is always brilliant. As a great people person you'll focus on being a friendly face in the landscape offering advice and exciting engagement opportunities for our visitors. A typical day might find you out on patrol talking to our visitors to share our conservation messages, checking access points and signage, running conservation activities for visitors, litter picking or carrying out maintenance to countryside infrastructure, all the while using your excellent people skills to provide ‘exceptional service, every time, for everyone’.


Volunteers play an important part in our work and you’ll be responsible for managing a small team of ranger volunteers to help you to connect with our visitors in the landscape. The ability to work well with people is essential; you’ll be self-motivated and have experience of exceptional customer service.


You'll understand the many ways in which people use the countryside and the potential challenges that this brings for us as caretakers of protected areas e.g. in Spring and Summer, during bird nesting time and when livestock are grazing. You’ll have a real eye for detail in order to keep the place looking great and be able to prioritise in order to work efficiently and effectively. You'll also be comfortable working in all weathers and have an understanding of outdoor recreation in the Peak District.


A full UK driving licence is also required.


Who we're looking for


Our team believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’, but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we are looking for like-minded people to join us.


You’ll need to;

  • Deliver practical conservation work to protect and enhance the conservation status of the property
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature, heritage and the outdoors
  • Be able to engage with visitors to ensure they understand the value of your work and provide excellent customer service
  • Help create a great place to work, sharing common goals
  • Be enthusiastic with a willingness to learn
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Be able to work safely, with risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures
  • Have experience in a land, access and conservation management
  • Have experience in and working in a similar outdoor setting
  • Have competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required
  • Be able to motivate yourself and use your own initiative
  • A full UK driving licence


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’ll 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: 01 April 2019


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