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£11,609 pa

Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw to 31/12/19)


Ref: IRC66541



Green Academies Project (GAP) will establish and train a cohort of young people to take responsibility for conservation, maintenance, and planning and implementation of projects at local outdoor sites. Working in partnership with organisations experienced in supporting and training young people we will give them the necessary skills and confidence to undertake work on and champion their local green spaces. GAP is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and is part of Our Bright Future.


This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.


What it's like to work here

Widely acclaimed as one of Britain’s finest historic properties, Erddig is an unpretentious country house surrounded by a 1,200-acre country park. The expansive grounds take in a 13.5-acre walled garden, natural play areas and restored Victorian glasshouses, making Erddig the ideal property for those who love the great outdoors. The varied programme of events at Erddig includes live music and outdoor theatre. With many long-term staff and returning seasonal workers, Erddig’s close-knit team is a joy to be part of.


Green Academy Project Information


What you'll be doing

You'll be responsible for delivering practical activities to support the delivery of the GAP project in your local area, both on National Trust properties and in the wider community. You'll work with partners on projects that promote the value of conservation and the local environment through volunteering, informal training and vocational qualifications.


Working with National Trust staff and partners, you'll support, enable and encourage young people to play an active role in their local environment and community through training and skills development, and by providing inspiration and support.


Alongside practical experience and professional competence in conservation and countryside management, you will possess strong people skills and an ability to engage young people and local communities.


You'll facilitate inspirational experiences of conservation work for young people; motivating them to care for their local environment; helping them to develop their skills and passion for the outdoors and the natural environment.


You'll be responsible for the day to day delivery of the practical elements of the GAP at National Trust properties and on land owned by others. You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we’re delivering excellent conservation work. You’ll proudly represent the National Trust in the local community.


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
  • Help create a great place to work, sharing common goals
  • Be enthusiastic with a willingness to learn
  • 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
  • Competence with machinery and equipment as well as having the relevant certificates required
  • A full UK driving licence
  • A positive attitude to Welsh language and culture


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: 29 June 2018

For more information and to apply, please click here.


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