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」25,935 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Near Bishop Stortford

Ref: IRC65692




Rangers have always been a hugely important part of The National Trust, and play a crucial role thinking about the long term, in order to 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.


Please be advised this role will involve regular weekend work. Additionally, out-of-hours working will be a requirement (for which time off in lieu will be taken).


What it's like to work here


Hatfield Forest is the best surviving example in Britain of an almost complete Royal Hunting Forest. It痴 seen many owners, from Kings to commoners. No other Forest on earth evokes the atmosphere of a medieval hunting forest so completely. The traditional woodland management techniques of coppicing, pollarding and grazing are continued today. It is home to over 3,500 species of wildlife, some of which are rare and threatened.


What you'll be doing


As our Lead Ranger, you値l be responsible for the management of a team of 2 Rangers, an Assistant Ranger, Deer Stalkers, Volunteer Rangers and other volunteer groups who care for our 424 hectare forest. You値l also co-ordinate a number of different contractors.


You値l directly report to our Operations Manager, and will be working with them to create and deliver the Countryside Annual Work Programme here at Hatfield. In addition to this, you値l also be managing our agri-environment schemes (for example Countryside Stewardship/Higher Level Stewardship). As a Head of Department, you値l also be working closely with our Visitor Experience Manager, Catering Manager and Retail Manager to help deliver our property vision.


You値l play a key role in delivering the Land Outdoors and Nature work streams that ensure nature conservation is at the heart of our management. In addition to this, you値l be responsible for ensuring all countryside Health & Safety, environmental and agricultural cross compliance obligations are met and relevant consents attained. You値l also be responsible for maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance across the estate. Another key part of your role will be to engage our visitors and the local community with our work.


Who we're looking for


To deliver this role successfully, you値l need to be proud to work in such a beautiful location and thrive on delivering exceptional care for our environment and our visitors, So you値l need to be/have;

  • 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
  • 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
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, organised and self-motivated
  • Confident in managing budgets, finances and contracts
  • Knowledgeable in Health & Safety requirements and other compliance issues relating to the countryside and visitor activities and events
  • A full UK driving licence


The package


Looking after you

  • Health cash plan from as little as 」2.81 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: 08 June 2018


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