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logo: National TrustAssistant Ranger

£9,898 pa

Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw for 6 months)

East Dean

Ref: IRC67024

 

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.

 

What it's like to work here

 

Birling Gap is part of the world famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the south coast. Eroding at one metre per year, the sea creates unusual chalk platforms. With spectacular, unspoilt views of the sea, Birling Gap, the entry point for peaceful walks, features a cliff side visitor centre, shop and café.

 

Perched on the cliff top at Birling Gap the café and shop are a haven for great food, coffee and shopping. With every scone, sandwich or cuppa that's sold a little extra goes towards the National Trust's conservation work across the South Downs.

 

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.

 

So whether you’re maintaining our green spaces or 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
  • Have practical experience in land, conservation and access management, to level 2 (or equivalent level of vocational experience)
  • Have some experience of delivering engagement activities that help build or strengthen visitors’ connections with nature and the outdoors
  • Be familiar 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 catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

 

Closing date: 27 June 2018

 

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