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Logo: National TrustArea Ranger

£23,375 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

Reading

Ref: IRC65669

 

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

 

The Thames Valley is a major tourist destination, with historic houses, parks and gardens, cycling, walking and boating on the river. Itís a beautiful area in which to live and work, with numerous small villages and towns in the countryside, yet good transport links to London by train and close to the east-west M4 motorway. The nearby thriving town of Reading with its range of housing types and prices, university and sporting facilities is the most important source for local visitors coming to the National Trust properties in this area. Basildon Park is just 12 miles from Greys Court, with nearby Nuffield Place Ė the third in the group, forming a close triangle of properties spilling out north across the valley.

 

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

 

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan Ė 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: 25 May 2018

 

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