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Logo: National TrustArea Ranger

£23,375 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Tunbridge Wells

Ref: IRC76889

 

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.

 

Accommodation is provided to the post holder for the proper or better performance of his or her duties in accordance with Trust criteria and HMRC rules.


What it's like to work here

 

This country house, romantic garden and fairy-tale castle are set within a beautiful wooded estate. Scotney Castle is a big growth property in the region, with the team working to improve the visitor experience and facilities. Family-friendly activities at the site include a natural play trail, den building and summer adventures. You'll need your own transport to get here, however this is an exciting time to join the team within a fast-changing and innovative location.

 

There are regular garden tours for visitors to get involved in and a beautiful walled garden selling local produce and plants. This is A Site of Special Scientific Interest with green-winged orchids and rare plants abound in the wild grass meadows.

 

To find out more information about this location, please follow: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle


What you'll be doing

 

As the 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, contributing towards HLS (Higher Level Stewardship) targets.

 

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
  • Have evidence of good people management and leadership
  • Have excellent communication skills including public presentation
  • Have strong organisational skills including work programming
  • Have a proven track record of managing and leading on health and safety and environmental compliance
  • Have a full UK Driving licence
  • Be able to manage contractors and small projects, including budgets.

 

And you'll need to demonstrate the following experience on your CV/Application;

  • Diploma/NVQ3 or higher in countryside or environmental conservation
  • Have good wildlife identification skills
  • Habitat and species surveying experience
  • Empathy with, and significant experience of, working with volunteers

 

The package

 

Benefits

 

To find out more about the benefits we offer to support you, please follow: https://www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk/supporting-you/

 

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 apply, please click here

 

Closing Date: 19 March 2019

 

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