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£19,928 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 31/07/20)


Ref: IRC81283




The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s 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 visitors’ breath away.


What it's like to work here


Nestled in Middlesbrough is the green oasis of Ormesby Hall, once home to the Pennyman family. This classic Georgian mansion, surrounded by 250 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland, is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and creative individual to create and lead a new Ranger volunteer team by participating with our local community and engaging with the people on its doorstep. You’ll share your passion about the important conservation work we do and be a part of the ever-evolving environment of Ormesby Hall. To add to this exciting opportunity, you will also help to look after Rievaulx Terrace and Temples, spending on average 1 day a week at this beautiful designed landscape working closely with the existing garden team under the direction of the Senior Gardener.


What you'll be doing


With your endless passion for our work, you’ll ensure the protection and care of our woodland and estate including habitats, wildlife, property and machinery, and your passion will inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. You will develop the wider estate back to the important wildlife conservation area and greenspace it is, sitting within a challenging urban environment. You’ll instil this importance in the community and work to encourage people to use this beautiful asset in their community for the right reasons. You will be instrumental in delivering parts of Rievaulx’s Conservation Management Plan under direction of the Senior Gardener and play a large part in the creation and deliver or Ormesby’s Estate Management, Woodland Management and Conservation Management Plans.


You’ll make sure that we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work as the sole Ranger in the outdoors team. Volunteering, Participation & Community Involvement is at the heart of all we do at Ormesby. We are keen to encourage skills development across a variety of engagement opportunities. You’ll be a confident leader, be great at making relationships with our community, and create fantastic participation opportunities for Ormesby and its community. So whether you’re maintaining our woodland and green space, assisting with events or activities through to delivering a wide range of engaging visitor experiences, no two days will be the same.


Working alongside a dedicated property team, this role will require collaborative working to aid the fast paced development of the visitor experience offer through high standards of service and presentation. You will be involved with outdoor activities, events and seasonal programming to bring repeat visitors to this urban property and engage with visitors to share your passion and enthusiasm. You’ll also share and promote the work that we do here and at Rievaulx Terrace & Temples, 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.


This is an opportunity to join a rapidly expanding property with an exciting future.


This role is the first of its type and will come with the freedom of creativity and initiative and a team who will value your ideas and input.


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


The package




Read more about the benefits we offer to support you here.


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll 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!


For further information and to apply, please click here 


Closing date: 17 June 19

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