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£27,191 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 01/03/19)


Ref: IRC68758



Rangers play an important role at the National Trust, and through thinking about the long term help us look after our special places forever, for everyone. You will 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 and even boasts ‘buggy-friendly’ walking routes. The fine walled garden grows flowers for the house, as well as vegetables for the local community. Roles within Felbrigg Hall’s 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.


What you'll be doing

This role involves being part of the leadership team who care for the estate. You’ll 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’s 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.


You’ll also be part of our on call rota for out of hours cover. This will involve attending the property if the alarm is activated (you’ll need to be available to attend an incident in the property within 20 minutes). An additional on call payment is provided for this service. Further details will be discussed at interview.


Who we're looking for

To deliver this role successfully, you’ll 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’ll 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

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: 15 August 2018

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