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19,349 pa

Permanent f/t (1950 hrs py)

Ref: IRC71902





The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, 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.


Please be advised that in this role there will be a requirement to work some evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. The role is based on annualised hours, where the amount of hours you work each month may vary, however your salary will be paid in 12 equal instalments over the year. Further details will be discussed at interview.


We are holding an open morning on Thursday 29th November 2018; this is the perfect opportunity for you to come along and meet some of the team and Shugborough as well as finding out more about the role. If you’d like to come along, please email ‘Paul.Roberts1@nationaltrust.org.uk’ to confirm your attendance – we look forward to seeing you then!


What it's like to work here


Home to the Anson family since 1624, the Shugborough Estate is the complete working estate. The estate includes a Georgian mansion house with magnificent views over the riverside garden terraces, Grade 1 listed parkland, walled garden and working farm. More recently, Shugborough was the home of Patrick Lichfield, photographer and cousin to the Queen, and features in much of his work.


The estate extends into Cannock Chase SAC; Satnall Hills and Sherbrook Valley are home to nightjar, adder and small pearl-bordered fritillary, a splendid part of this internationally significant heathland landscape. Further afield, the portfolio includes Hawksmoor: a hidden gem of stunning ancient woodlands and flower rich meadows in the Churnet Valley; and Downs Banks: a locally loved wilderness of woodlands, acid grassland and heath in the heart of the Midlands.


What you'll be doing


You’ll be part of a team of 3 Rangers, a Farm Manager and Farm Worker, caring for Shugborough’s grade I listed parkland, extensive woodlands and SAC heathlands, our in-hand herd of Longhorn cattle and flock of Southdown sheep and caring for two countryside properties: Hawksmoor and Downs Banks.


Putting conservation at the heart of everything you do, you’ll help shape our far-reaching plans for habitat creation and improvement at Shugborough by contributing to their delivery. Focusing primarily on core Ranger tasks, you will be part of our combined Ranger and Farm team, providing support to the Farm staff where necessary.


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.


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


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
  • Able to engage with visitors to ensure they understand the value of your work
  • Be enthusiastic with a willingness to undertake and learn new skills (for example tractor driving and trailer training)
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Be able to work safely, with risk assessments and compliance with safety procedures
  • Experience in a land, access and conservation management
  • Experience in and working in a similar outdoor setting
  • Experience of, or a willingness to learn, handling livestock
  • Competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required (including Chainsaw competency certification: CS30 and CS31)
  • A full UK driving licence


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 at over 100 leisure facilities across the country


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


For further information and to apply, please click here


Closing date: 5th December 2018

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