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Logo: National TrustArea Ranger

£24,075 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 29/02/20)

Barton, North Somerset

Ref: IRC81729

 

Summary

 

The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, youíll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nationís 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 visitorsí breath away.

 

What it's like to work here

 

Based at Barton, near Winscombe in North Somerset, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of site maintenance and habitat management; developing our team of staff and volunteers; and collaborating with others in visitor engagement, catering and retail to help deliver our Property Business Plan. We are ecologically minded and people focussed and we are delivering on the National Trustís Land Outdoors & Nature strategy.

 

We care for some of Somersetís finest coast and countryside. Large parts of our landholding are within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including Crook Peak and Cheddar Gorge. Further south we look after sites in the Polden Hills including Collard Hill, home to the rare Large Blue butterfly. We also own and manage the iconic Glastonbury Tor. Most of our properties are SSSI and SACs as well as containing a wealth of archaeology.

 

What you'll be doing

 

As Area Ranger, you will manage a small team of Rangers working like you throughout the portfolio: following the lead from the Propertyís Business Plan you will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for you and your team. You will support your fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work.

 

You will play the key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance, successfully achieving Conservation Performance Indicator targets. You will build and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants and neighbouring land managers.

 

Youíll also be responsible for helping with excellent communication of our conservation work to a wide range of audiences, both new and existing, through events, guided walks and engagement with local communities. You will appreciate the need for our countryside sites to bring in income, so your business ideas will play an important part in the Teamís success.

 

Who we're looking for

 

To deliver this role successfully, you will need to have;

  • Practical experience of countryside/rural skills
  • Evidence of good people management and leadership
  • Excellent communication skills including public presentation
  • Strong organisational skills including work programming
  • Proven track record of managing and leading on health and safety and environmental compliance
  • Full UK Driving licence
  • Ability to manage contractors and small projects, including budgets.
  • Diploma/NVQ3 or higher in countryside or environmental conservation
  • Good wildlife identification skills
  • Habitat and species surveying experience

 

Benefits

 

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. Youíll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

 

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

 

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

 

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

 

To find out more and apply, please click here

 

Closing Date: 24 June 2019 

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