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Logo: National TrustNational Trail Hunting Manager

£46,711 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)


Ref: IRC67016



The Trust is a generous provider of the widest spectrum of access to our land. Legal trail hunting is perhaps one of the most contentious of those activities we license. We now want to further strengthen our management and monitoring of trail hunting under the new licence conditions and we are looking for a highly diplomatic, organised and energetic senior individual, with experience of complex project management, to lead a new unit that will be charged with stepping up our monitoring.


What it's like to work here

We provide the best possible working environment for you throughout the building whilst also promoting and fostering a sociable Heelis Community. Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career.


Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust’s biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis. There are approximately 700 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General, are based here.


Heelis was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally recognised awards.Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from our woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, to help make Heelis a unique working environment.


What you'll be doing

This is a high profile, diverse and challenging arena, but also offers a hugely rewarding environment to work in. You’ll be working at a very senior Governance level inside the Trust, and with passionate people beyond who hold strong and varied opinions. Expect to be stimulated intellectually, to have a high profile inside and outside the Trust and also to work with some amazing experts.


This is a national role and can’t be done without getting out on the ground so you’ll experience on a regular basis some of the most beautiful and richest landscapes in the UK. If you want to make a real impact in an area of high sensitivity and profile, we’d love to hear from you.


Who we're looking for

  • Understanding of the 2004 Hunting Act and how it applies to National Trust Land
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of countryside management policies, including the law in these areas
  • Understanding of relevant land agency law and policies i.e. tenancy legislation, trespass, etc
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and equally comfortable operating on the ground, with farmers and countryside staff, or with Director-level staff from external organisations.
  • Ability to help an array of audiences understand and then prepare publicly-communicable information about the technicalities of complex and nuanced National Trust positions
  • Demonstrable experience of tackling complex disputes, preferably with legal dimensions
  • Direct experience of setting up and participating in complex countryside monitoring regimes (e.g. conservation work, farming practices, leases, outdoor licenses, etc)


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: 27th June 2018

Interviews: 11th July

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