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logo: National TrustAssistant Ranger

£9,898 pa

Permanent p/t (22.5 hrs pw)

High Wycombe

Ref: IRC69158

 

Summary

 

Rangers have been a part of the National Trust since the beginning, our place in the organisations future means that we need to think long term about how we look after our special places. As part of the wider Ranger team, we need you to think about our impact on the environment, and find better ways to do things.

 

We're also looking for a full-time Assistant Ranger to join our Hughenden portfolio Outdoors Team. To apply for this role, please search IRC69145.

 

What it's like to work here

 

Situated next to the busy town of High Wycombe and part of the Chiltern Hills AONB, Hughenden is the main visitor focus of the portfolio and is one of many special landscapes we protect for people and wildlife. The wider estate is criss-crossed with footpaths and links to other villages and much of the land is farmed by tenant farmers and the woods looked after by the Outdoors Team.

 

A few miles away is West Wycombe, consisting of the Hill, Village and House (known as the Park). The house and gardens are open to the public for 5 months a year but we look after the trees within the estate all year round. The Trust owns and leases out over 100 properties within the portfolio, most of which are in West Wycombe. The hill itself is a registered common, a very valuable local resource for people and rich in wildlife and whilst only local designations apply, it is part of the wider landscape of the Grade 1 Historic Parkland of West Wycombe Park.

 

What you'll be doing

 

With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. We want you to engage with visitors, making time to talk to them, not rushing away to the next task. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone.

 

Reporting to the Area Ranger, you'll be part of a dedicated team of Rangers who look after our Land, Outdoors and Nature. You'll work with volunteers, assist contractors, plan and carry out small scale projects, and you'll be able to learn from other members of the team and be trained in various aspects of the role.

 

So whether you’re maintaining our green spaces to assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same. You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here, ensuring special places like these are here to be both protected and enjoyed by everyone for ever. This will see you responding to queries and explaining the value of the work being undertaken. After all, your passion and dedication could fire the imagination that makes a visitor become a supporter for the rest of their life.

 

Who we're looking for

 

To deliver this role successfully, you'll need to:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to work alongside volunteers and be able to support them to perform at their best
  • Have a commitment to customer service standards and experience of its delivery
  • Demonstrate a passion for nature and the outdoors
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be built and maintained

 

And you'll need to demonstrate the following experience on your CV;

  • Practical experience in land, conservation and access management, to level 2 (or equivalent level of vocational experience)
  • Some experience of delivering engagement activities that help build or strengthen visitors’ connections with nature and the outdoors
  • Familiarity with machinery/equipment and practical certificates as required by the property

 

The package

 

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

 

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

 

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

 

Closing date: 28 August 2018

 

For more information and to apply, please click here

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